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Living Statues brings Newfoundland soldiers of WWI to modern day St. John's

This week, The Rooms sent young people to downtown St. John's dressed up as World War One soldiers from the Newfoundland Regiment, to spread the message about the Remember Them campaign.
This week, The Rooms sent people to the streets of downtown St. Johns, dressed as WW I-era soldiers of the Newfoundland Regiment. (The Rooms)

The Rooms in St. John's is gearing up for this summer's opening of The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Gallery — the largest First World War exhibit in Canada.

As they build towards this summer, which is also the 100th anniversary of the tragedy of Beaumont Hamel, the museum and art gallery is putting off a number of events throughout the province as part of the Remember Them campaign.

This week, The Rooms sent young people to downtown St. John's dressed up as World War One soldiers from the Newfoundland Regiment, to spread the message about the campaign.

Check out the Living Statues exhibit in the video player below.

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