With town of Vimy crest at top.

• spreading awareness through distributing souvenir items such as Vimy pins and Pilgrimage medals;

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Vimy battle.

9 April 2017 The centenary of the storming of Vimy Ridge by Canadian forces (the webmaster's grandfather among them), on Easter Monday, 1917. To mark the fiftieth anniversary Henry Williamson wrote , published in the Daily Express over two days, 6/7 April, 1967. Williamson was Transport Officer for , situated only a few miles away, at the time of the battle, and the article relates his experiences, vividly recalled.

• spreading awareness through promoting greater recognition of April 9th as Vimy Day;

Books shows his name on VIMY MEMORIAL, MR23Control #WS582

In 1917, after the spectacular CanadianCorps victory at Vimy Ridge, the federal governmentfaced a severe manpower shortage overseas and decidedthat conscription was necessary.

The successes of the Canadian Corps created a huge sense of National pride, and it started at Vimy.

3 NO.3: WINNING THE RIDGE: THE CANADIANS AT VIMY RIDGEby Norm ChristieThis volume deals with the development of the Canadians, from a devastated force after the Somme, to a well-oiled machine ready to take on the strongest German position on the Western Front, Vimy Ridge.

So it was not surprising that Canada chose to erect their National Monument on Vimy Ridge.


The overnight battle on Vimy Ridge that gave the …

That’s why we develop education programs to send youth from across the country to visit battlegrounds and memorials in France and Belgium and why we are spearheading the building of the new Education Centre at the site of the Vimy Memorial in France.

Influence of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on Canada Essay | …

Success in Battle is the 4th instalment in the Okanagan Military Museum’s First World War exhibition series. The latest exhibit explores the compelling story of how Canadian soldiers succeeded in several important battles in 1917, with a focus on Vimy Ridge. The exhibition also looks at the Military Services Act, which was issued in September 1917, and Dr. Benjamin Boyce, who examined hundreds of Okanagan men during the war, 397 of which were drafted into uniform in 1917.

CHC2Dessay - The Battle of Vimy Ridge

At the Vimy Foundation we are dedicated to creating opportunities for young Canadians to learn about our First World War legacy, as symbolized with the victory at Vimy Ridge nearly 100 years ago.

battlefield than the one the Canadians encountered at Vimy Ridge

The Vimy Foundation is leading the charge to commemorate the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge – the First World War battle that paved the way to an Allied victory, and solidified Canada as a sovereign nation. We are spearheading a featured project, together with the government of Canada: the design and construction of the new Vimy Visitor Education Centre in France, which will open on the 100th anniversary of this important battle, on April 9, 2017.

The Canadian efforts at Vimy Ridge showcased the nations capabilities

The message of Vimy Ridge is one of bravery and sacrifice. The battle, which took place on April 9, 1917, is commonly highlighted as a turning point in Canadian history, where the four Canadian divisions fought together as a unified fighting force for the first time. While 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed during the battle, the impressive victory over German forces is often cited as the beginning of Canada’s evolution from dominion to independent nation.

The Battle Of Vimy Ridge by The Master Presentero on Prezi

The Vimy Foundation, founded in 2006, is a Canadian charity with directors and members across the country. The mission of the Vimy Foundation is to preserve and promote Canada’s First World War legacy as symbolized with the victory at Vimy Ridge in April 1917, a milestone where Canada came of age and was then recognized on the world stage.