On April 9th, Edmonton will commemorate the centennial anniversary of Canada’s victory at Vimy Ridge. The event will be a remarkable experience for all ages.

Join us for a day of commemoration and celebration.

  • Stand watch with Canadian soldiers at the Vimy Vigil at the City Hall Cenotaph
  • Visit Camp Vimy in Winston Churchill Square, talk with WWI soldier interpreters and hear their stories of the battle of Vimy Ridge.
  • See the Lord Strathcona Horses.
  • Walk the battle map of Vimy laid overtop the City of Edmonton to experience the scope and scale of the battle.
  • Salute those who have served and continue to serve at the Vimy 100 Commemorative Parade.
  • Write a wish for the next 100 years on a maple leaf and hang it on the Vimy “Wish” tree.
  • Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre plaza and pavilion. Learn about victory gardens, life on the home front and what it meant to go “over the top.” 


A defining moment for Canada: Share your Vimy story


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Vimy Cards & Soldier stories

Young men from across Canada, including many from Edmonton, fought in this defining battle.

Collect all 12 Commemorative VIMY Soldier Cards at Camp Vimy at Churchill Square on April 9. 


VIDEO

Remembering Vimy

Join your fellow Canadians in honouring the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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BOOK

The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta and the First World War

The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta and the First World War, co-edited by historians and authors Adriana Davies and Jeff Keshen, provides information about the war front and the home front. Many letters, diaries and memoirs describe the horrors of war  but also a commitment to serve  king and country.

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CONTEST

The SPIRIT of Vimy Ridge Social Media Contest

Congratulations to the Spirit of Vimy 2017 contest winners and runners up: Rebecca Lappa, Lloyd Templeton, Valentina Fajardo, and Eveline Marshall.

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