100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Did you know?
- Vimy Ridge is located in northern France, 175 kilometres north of Paris. It is a long, high hill that dominates the landscape.
- The Battle of Vimy Ridge began on an Easter Monday at 5:30 am, when 20,000 Canadian soldiers attacked through sleet & snow.
- Capturing Vimy Ridge owed partly to meticulous planning. A replica of the battlefield was built to allow troops to train.
- Though the victory at Vimy came swiftly, it did not come without cost. There were 3,598 dead out of 10,602 Canadian casualties.
- Four Canadians would earn the Victoria Cross during The Battle of Vimy Ridge. Only one of them would survive the war.
- While the exact enlistment number is unknown, thousands of Indigenous people served during the First World War, fighting in numerous pivotal battles, including Vimy Ridge.
|08-Apr-17||Black Watch Military Tattoo||Montreal, QC||The Royal Highlanders of Canada are proud to present the Black Watch Military Tattoo at the Bell Centre. Tickets are available for purchase at the Bell Centre box office.
Saturday, 8 April 2017, 3:00 pm
|08-Apr-17||100th Anniversary of Vimy, Toronto||Toronto, ON||Vehicle displays and personnel will be set up at Fort York National Historic Site.
Saturday, 8 April 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 p.m.
|08-Apr-17||A salute to Vimy Ridge at Fort Rodd Hill||Victoria, BC||
Vimy Commemoration event, Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard National Historic Site, Colwood, BC.
|09-Apr-17||Vimy 100th Anniversary ceremony||Québec, QC||A ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge will take place at The Citadelle of Quebec, in front of the Vimy Cross.
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 9:30 am
|09-Apr-17||Vimy 100th Anniversary Parade, Petawawa||Petawawa, ON||Vimy commemoration parade from the Garrison to the Petawawa Civic Centre.
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 1:00 pm
|09-Apr-17||Vimy 100 Commemoration Parade, Edmonton||Edmonton, AB||Vimy 100th Commemorative Parade.
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 11:00 am
|09-Apr-17||Battle of Vimy Ridge 100th Commemoration||Owen Sound, ON||Vimy Commemoration service at the Cenotaph, 815 1st Ave West, Owen Sound.
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
|09-Apr-17||Royal Westminster Regiment Vimy Parade||New Westminster, BC||Vimy Commemoration parade, Queen's Park, New Westminster.
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 1:30 pm
|09-Apr-17||Manitoba Remembers Vimy Ridge||Winnipeg, MB||Vimy commemoration parade from Vimy Ridge Park to Memorial Road.
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 12:00 pm
|09-Apr-17||100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge||Regina, SK||Commemoration service at the Cenotaph, Victoria Park.
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 10:15 am
|09-Apr-17||Vimy 100th Anniversary Parade, Kelowna||Kelowna, BC||Parade to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Vimy.
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 1:00 pm
|09-Apr-17||Vimy 100th Anniversary Parade, Vernon||Vernon, BC||Parade to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Vimy.
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 9:00 am
|09-Apr-17||100th Anniversary of Vimy, Toronto||Toronto, ON||Vimy Commemoration parade featuring the Queen's York Rangers and 7th Toronto Regiment.
Sunday, 9 April 2017, 2:00 pm
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