The Town of Vulcan will pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy this weekend.
Although not named after Star Trek‘s Vulcan, the town gradually built its tourism industry on Star Trek.
“The Town, Tourism and our fans all figured that was a real good way to say goodbye to a man that was so good to our Town,” said Shannon Clarke, Vulcan Tourism‘s assistant administrator. “It’ll almost be the five year anniversary (since his visit). It was amazing. It really helped put Vulcan on the map that day and helped get us a license with CBS to be the Star Trek Capital of Canada as well.”
The mayor of Vulcan, Tom Grant, and former Vulcan Tourism Coordinator, Dayna Dickens, will be in attendance at the event, which takes place Saturday, April 25 at 2 PM at the Cultural Recreation Centre in Vulcan.
There will be a “special presentation,” and organizers of the memorial tribute will “show a video in Nimoy’s honor.”