[VIDEO] The Battle of Vimy Ridge, Canada’s most celebrated military victory: two BC students will commemorate in France [fr]
The battle of Vimy
The Battle of Vimy Ridge is one of Canada’s most celebrated military victory. As Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary this year, the 2017 Battle of Vimy Ridge commemoration should be the one most celebrated.
Vimy Foundation Awards
BC’s grade 10 student Hazel Pangilinan and grade 9 student Abhayjeet Singh Sachal are two of the seventeen Canadian students who won the Vimy Foundation Awards. They will take part of a trip to France next April to attend the commemoration of the Battle of the Vimy Ridge’s 100th anniversary on the 9th. This award, under the Vimy Pilgrimage program, recognizes the actions of young people who demonstrate outstanding service, positive contributions and leadership in their communities. « I chose to take initiative purely by my love and passion for my home and community.” Hazel Pangilinan.
Watch Consul General Jean-Christophe Fleury exchange with Hazel and Abhay about the significance of the battle of Vimy for them, their expectations about that trip and what they plan on doing upon their return.
Did you know?
The Vimy memorial in Canada is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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. Learn more on Vimy Foundation.ca.
The Juno Beach Centre in Normandy.
If you wish to attend the celebration in France on April 9th, register online before February 28th on veterans.gc.ca.
The Canadian Vimy memorial, in Saskatoon, SK.