#100DaysofVimy – February 23, 2017

Each Thursday, we run a social media contest! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and you can win a Vimy Prize Pack each week! Contest for Thursday, February 23, 2017:

Over the past few weeks, we have been discovering places in Canada with a unique First World War connection. Has your community made a similar dedication? Share a photo of your community’s unique First World War connection!

Guidelines:
Comment on our Facebook post, Instagram post, or tweet at us by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, Feb 23 with a photo of your community’s unique First World War connection. Only one submission permitted per account per platform (i.e. if you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter you can enter twice; you cannot submit two entries through Facebook). One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received during the time period on all platforms. The winner will be contacted on Friday February 24, 2017! These contests are not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Credit: Kerry Poon & Nicole Lin, 2013 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, Richmond, BC.
Credit: Leo Saccary, 2014 Vimy Pilgrimage Award, Regina, SK.

#100DaysofVimy – February 16, 2017

Each Thursday, we run a social media contest! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and you can win a Vimy Prize Pack each week! Contest for Thursday, February 16, 2017:

In January we asked our followers to share a favourite non-fiction work on the First World War. Many works of fiction were also inspired by the First World War. Is there a book of fiction that has inspired you?

Guidelines:
Comment on our Facebook post, Instagram post, or tweet at us by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, Feb 16 with a First World War book of fiction that has inspired you. Only one submission permitted per account per platform (i.e. if you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter you can enter twice; you cannot submit two entries through Facebook). One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received during the time period on all platforms. The winner will be contacted on Friday February 17, 2017! These contests are not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Ernest Hemingway’s 1929 novel, A Farewell To Arms, was inspired by his own experiences as an Ambulance Driver in 1918 for the Red Cross in Italy.

#100DaysofVimy – February 09, 2017

Each Thursday, we run a social media contest! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and you can win a Vimy Prize Pack each week! Contest for Thursday, February 09 2017:

Bearing Witness – Canadian War Art

In 2014, the Canadian War Museum launched the travelling exhibit “Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War”. This year the exhibit will be travelling to Arras for the 100th anniversary of the battles of Vimy and Arras. A few works of the exhibit can be viewed by following the link below. Whether or not you got to to see the exhibit in Canada, what is your favourite work of First World War art? http://www.warmuseum.ca/witness/

“Gas Chamber at Seaford” by F. H. Varley, who along with fellow Group of Seven member A. Y. Jackson, enlisted as Canadian War Artists.
Painted by Frederick Horsman Varley. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, CWM 19710261-0772.

Guidelines:

Comment on our Facebook post, Instagram post, or tweet at us by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, Feb 09 with your favourite work of First World War art. Only one submission permitted per account per platform (i.e. if you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter you can enter twice; you cannot submit two entries through Facebook). One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received during the time period on all platforms. The winner will be contacted on Friday February 10, 2017! These contests are not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

#100DaysofVimy – February 2, 2017

Each Thursday, we run a social media contest! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and you can win a Vimy Prize Pack each week!

Contest for Thursday, February 2, 2017: Last week we learned that approximately 29% of Canadians are descendants of those who served in the First World War. This week we are asking you to share your own personal connection to the war. Post a photo of a family member or their war mementos and tell us how they served during the First World War.

To ensure all the stories of Canada’s First World War soldiers are never forgotten, the Vimy Foundation works to share their legacy with young people. This week’s prize includes some books that are excellent for young readers: From Vimy to Victory from Hugh Brewster, and Grandpa’s Gift by Yasmin Thorpe.

Guidelines:

Comment on our Facebook post, Instagram post, or tweet at us by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, Feb 2 with a photo of a family member or their war mementos and tell us how they served during the First World War. Only one submission permitted per account per platform (i.e. if you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter you can enter twice; you cannot submit two entries through Facebook). One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received during the time period on all platforms. The winner will be contacted on Friday February 3, 2017! These contests are not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

 

#100DaysofVimy – January 26, 2017

Each Thursday, we run a social media contest! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and you can win a Vimy Prize Pack each week! Contest for Thursday, January 26 2017:

On Monday we learned about Joseph Kaeble, VC, the first French Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Kaeble was a member of the “Van Doos”. Can you tell us why the 22e Regiment is referred to as the “Van Doos”? One response from all correct answers will win a prize! This week, we give away a copy of Georges Vanier: Soldier from Dundurn Press, edited by Deborah Cowley. Georges Vanier, the Governor General of Canada from 1959 to 1967, was one of the first men to join the “Van Doos”.  His service in the First World War shaped his character, and he often described the four years spent on the battlefields of Europe as the most rewarding of his life.

Guidelines:

Comment on our Facebook post, Instagram post, or tweet at us by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, Jan 26 with your answer. Only one submission permitted per account per platform (i.e. if you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter you can enter twice; you cannot submit two entries through Facebook). One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received during the time period on all platforms. The winner will be contacted on Friday January 27, 2017! These contests are not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

#100DaysofVimy – January 19, 2017

Each Thursday, we run a social media contest! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@vimyfoundation) and you can win a Vimy Prize Pack each week! Contest for Thursday, January 19 2017: War poetry! The First World War gave rise to “war poetry” as a stand-alone genre of writing. Unlike prior conflicts, the overwhelming majority of soldiers (and their families) were now literate. Thus a societal shift of expressing the trials of war through writing took place. As a result, the First World War saw an abundance of poetry written by the masses. What poem from the First World War impacts you most?

Guidelines:

Comment on our Facebook post, Instagram post, or tweet at us by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, Jan 19 with the name of a poem from the First World War – include the author and link if possible! Only one submission permitted per account per platform (i.e. if you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter you can enter twice; you cannot submit two entries through Facebook). One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received during the time period on all platforms. The winner will be contacted on Friday January 20, 2017. These contests are not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

 

In Flanders Fields Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Photo from Mike Di Tomaso.
In Flanders Fields Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Photo from Mike Di Tomaso.

 

#100DaysofVimy – January 12, 2017

Each Thursday, we run a social media contest! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and you can win a Vimy Prize Pack each week!

Contest for Thursday, January 12, 2017:

There are some amazing non-fiction books written over the years about the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Canada’s role in the First World War. Which has been the most influential for you? Tell us the title and author of your preferred non-fiction book to win this week’s #100DaysofVimy contest!

Guidelines:

Comment on our Facebook post, Instagram post, or tweet at us by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, Jan 12 with your non-fiction book about Vimy or Canada’s First World War efforts in general. Only one submission permitted per account per platform (i.e. if you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter you can enter twice; you cannot submit two entries through Facebook). One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received during the time period on all platforms. The winner will be contacted on Friday January 13, 2017! These contests are not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

#100DaysofVimy – January 5, 2017

Each Thursday, we run a social media contest! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and you can win a Vimy Prize Pack each week!

Contest for Thursday, January 5, 2017:

What does Vimy mean to you? Tell us @vimyfoundation in 1 word using #100DaysofVimy to win a Vimy Prize pack!

Tell us what Vimy means to you to win a Vimy prize pack! This week, we’re including a copy of Dundurn Press’ Thunder in the Skies, which takes readers from enlistment, through battles at the Somme, Vimy Ridge, and and Passchendaele, and home again with peace. Find out more about Derek Grout’s Thunder in the Skies: A Canadian Gunner in the Great War, courtesy of Dundurn Press.

On Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, tell us in one word only – What does ‘Vimy’ mean to you? If you could only use one word to convey the importance, impact, or legacy of Vimy, what would you choose? On Twitter and Instagram, mention @vimyfoundation and use the hashtag #100DaysofVimy. On Facebook, reply to our post.

Guidelines:

Comment on our Facebook post, Instagram post, or tweet at us by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, Jan 5 with one (1)word that answers the question ‘What does Vimy mean to you?” Only one submission permitted per account per platform (i.e. if you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter you can enter twice; you cannot submit two words through Facebook that would count as two entries). One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received during the time period on all platforms. The winner will be contacted on Friday January 6, 2017! These contests are not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

 

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