Three highway signs will be unveiled in our area Friday to commemorate the Japanese Canadian internment.

It’s a partnership between the Japanese Canadian legacy committee and Ministry of Transportation.

Laura Saimoto is one of the organizers and says it’s important to remember that history.

But she¬†says until now there hasn’t been a lot to show motorists where the camps used to be.

Thousands of Japanese Canadians were interned in the West Kootenay/Boundary during World War II.

The sign unveilings are open to the public. They go at 9:30 at the Highway 6 pullout north of Slocan, followed by the south side of Carpenter Creek at New Denver at 11:30, with refreshments to follow at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre. The last unveiling is at 2 p.m. in Kaslo on the south side of the Highway 31 bridge.