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 29 2017 - April 9 2017

March 29-April 9, North Vancouver, BC – REDPATCH by Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver :

A play commemorating commemorates the Battle of Vimy Ridge, specifically the role of First Nations soldiers in battle.
March 29 – April 9 – Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver
April 12 – April 16 – Studio 16, 1565 West 7th Ave, Vancouver
April 1 2017

April 1, London, ON – 100th Anniversary Battle of Vimy Ridge Commemorative Gala Dinner :

The VIMY Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in London will mark the landmark commemoration by holding a GALA Dinner on 1 April 2017, in the Grand Ball Room of the London Convention Centre. 800 to 1000 guests are expected. The event is organized in collaboration with the Vimy Foundation, The Royal Canadian Legion, The City of London, London Area Military Units, Area First Responders including the Police, Fire and Paramedics, Area Museums, Historical Societies and Fanshawe Community College.

1800 hours Saturday 1st  April 2017

London Convention Center

Dress formal with medals and decorations

Cost $100 per guest

Full Details at www.vimylondon.ca

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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.


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.