Weyburn is honoured to be the site of the statue of such an important person in Canadian history. Tommy, trained as a Baptist preacher, got his start in Weyburn when he became the full time minister at Calvary Baptist Church in 1929. He died in Ottawa in 1986 at the age of 81.
Keifer Sutherland, was on hand in Weyburn, on September 10, 2010, for the unveiling of the statue honoring his grandfather, Tommy Douglas.
“My grandpa never wanted a monument,” Sutherland added. “His work was going to be his legacy.”