James Cleland Richardson first immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1913, with his family when he was 17 years.
The Victoria Cross is the British and Commonwealth’s highest decoration for gallantry in the face of the enemy. Piper Richardson: A Source of Inspiration
Master Sculptor John Weaver was commissioned to create a life size bronze sculpture of Piper Richardson.
Master Sculptor John Barney Weaver lived in Hope beside Silver Creek where he operates a studio with his family, son Henry and daughter Sara. Born at Annaconda, Montana in 1920 he is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1946.
The statue was officially unveiled on Saturday, October 11, 2003, on the front grounds of the Chilliwack Museum.