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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.

The Foundation carries out its mission by:

• spreading awareness through its educational programs, both domestic and overseas;

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

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

• spreading awareness through planning events for the 100th Anniversary of the Battle in 2017.

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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.

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.

Upcoming Events

March 3 2016

The Vimy Foundation presents Conrad Black :

 

 

 

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The Vimy Foundation has invited Conrad Black to speak at a special event on March 3. As a commentator on world events and an author of a recently published book entitled Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada From the Vikings to the Present, Conrad Black regularly delivers a unique perspective on Canadian history and our country’s role in the First World War.

Purchase your tickets below to attend what promises to be an interesting evening at Toronto’s Royal Canadian Military Institute.

All tickets include a copy of Rise to Greatness.

Please contact us with any questions: info@vimyfoundation.ca / 416.595.1917

FYI: Our website uses PayPal to process ticket sales, which will only process MC/Visa payments. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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April 2 2016

The 2016 Toronto Gala Dinner | Le Souper Vimy 2016 :

The Vimy Foundation is proud to partner with the Toronto Garrison Officers’ Ball for 2016.

We are very pleased to announce that the 2016 Toronto Garrison Officers’ Ball, hosted by 32 Signal Regiment,  will take place on Saturday April 2, 2016 at the Allstream Centre on the Exhibition Grounds, Toronto.

The proceeds of the Ball will be in support of the Vimy Foundation, the building of the Vimy Visitor Education Centre and charities of the 32 Signal Regimental Association. We anticipate over 1300 guests in attendance, including military personnel and dignitaries.

With a proud legacy of serving Canada since 1907, 32 Signal Regiment can trace its historic lineage back to the early days of the 20th century in the Canadian Militia. As a Regiment within the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, it is said that the scope of their service ranges from “from semaphore to satellite”. A leading Reserve Force Communications Unit, they served as part of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division in the Canadian Expeditionary Force from 1915-1918, and in the 1st and 2nd Canadian Infantry Divisions during the Second World War.

Cocktails 6:00pm
Dinner 7:00pm

Dress: Black Tie or Mess Kit, DEU 1,
Number 1 Dress Uniform

Dancing | Live and Silent Auctions

Individual tickets can be purchased below. For information on Event Sponsorship, Table sales, and all other ticket information, please contact Karen Miller at 416.224.9990 or email kim.inc@kimfundraising.com.

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Vimy 100

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 Vimy Foundation, founded in 2006, is a Canadian charity with directors and members across the country.

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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.