THE VIMY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Vimy Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Jeremy Diamond as Executive Director, effective September 24, 2014.

For 20 years, Jeremy has had a profound influence in the field of Canadian public history in positions that have included Managing Director at Historica Canada (formerly The Historica-Dominion Institute). He has created a number of high profile initiatives designed to ensure our country’s rich history remains exciting, interactive, and accessible to Canadians – particularly young people –  and been a successful advocate for the increase in Canadian history curriculum in our schools and popular programming in our communities.

Jeremy joined the Vimy Foundation in May 2013 as Campaign Director and has been spearheading the Vimy Foundation’s centennial campaign, which will culminate in a state-of-the-art Vimy Education Centre set for completion in April 2017.

As Executive Director, Jeremy will be the public face of the Vimy Foundation and be accountable for the direction, funding and day-to-day management of all operations and guide the organization toward becoming the preeminent leader in the field of First World War public history in Canada.

Jeremy can be reached at 416.595.1917, via email, and LinkedIn as well as through the Vimy Foundation’sTwitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. займ на карту

FOURTH ANNUAL EDITION OF VIMY RECEPTION IN OTTAWA – A SMASHING SUCCESS!

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, the Ambassador of France, Philippe Zeller, alongside Madame Odile Zeller, hosted the fourth annual Vimy Reception at the French Embassy in Ottawa.

In honour of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, addressed close 200 guests. Vimy Foundation supporters also enjoyed a speech about the battle of Vimy Ridge by renowned historian and author Dr. Tim Cook, as well as live entertainment, fine French wine, and culinary delights prepared by the Embassy’s chef.

The Vimy Foundation was honoured to be presented with a $25,000.00 donation from Joanne R. Sutherland and Robert Douglas for the new education centre to be built at the site of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. The donation was made in honour of Ms. Sutherland’s father, James Ross Sutherland from Manitoba, who was wounded at the battle of Vimy Ridge. займы онлайн

MORE THAN $150,000 RAISED AT THE GRANDE SOIRÉE FONDATION VIMY 2014 IN MONTREAL

Under the honorary co-chairmanship of Mr. Stéphan Crétier, Founder, President and CEO of Garda World, and of Mr. Luc Ouellet, Managing Director, Investment Banking of TD Securities, the third annual edition of La Grande Soirée Fondation Vimy was a resounding success.

La Grande Soirée Fondation Vimy 2014 raised more than $150,000, a record for this charity event in Montreal. Over two hundred representatives from the business world and military, education, arts and cultural communities attended the June 17th event at McGill University’s historic Redpath Hall.

La Grande Soirée Fondation Vimy 2014 was presented to raise funds for the Vimy Foundation’s important youth education programs. These programs reach close to 18,000 Canadian youth across the country and benefit 200 exceptional high school students annually. One such program, the Vimy Pilgrimage Award, recognizes exemplary young Canadians for their distinguished service, positive contributions, notable deeds, bravery, and leadership.

As a result of this annual fundraising event, the Vimy Foundation aims to further develop these programs which will allow a greater number of high school students to participate. As the foundation strives to preserve and promote the Canadian legacy of the First World War, funds raised will also go towards commemoration projects for the 100th anniversary of the battle at Vimy ridge. The victory in April 1917 symbolizes an event in history which was the first major moment when Canada identified itself as a nation and was recognized internationally.

As the centennial anniversary of Vimy Ridge approaches, the foundation will play a leading role in building a state-of-the-art Education Centre to be unveiled on April 9, 2017 on grounds adjacent to the Vimy Memorial in France. The Government of Canada has committed $5 million to the project, and the Vimy Foundation aims to raise an additional $10–15 million. микрокредит

VIMY POETRY CONTEST

Last spring, L’Association des auteures et des auteurs de l’Ontario français (l’AAOF), in collaboration with the Vimy Foundation, held a French poetry contest. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was the theme of the contest and from hundreds of submissions Daniel Groleau Landry was awarded the $250 l’AAOF prize for his winning poem. Mr. Groleau Landry was presented with the prize during the Vimy Reception at the French Embassy in Ottawa.

Le 12 avril 1917

après quatre jours insupportables

après les frères laissées en jachère

striés de balles et de shrapnel

après les foudres de l’horreur

la perte de l’innocence

ils ont dressé leur drapeau

comme on grimpe hors de l’enfer

ils étaient là, sur la côte 145,

le regard fixé sur l’horizon

des nuages gris s’accumulant dans le ciel

le sang d’érable et les yeux du Nord

un sourire de fils barbelés

sur leurs lèvres sèches une cigarette aux lèvres

le visage sale

la bataille gagnée

après le grondement de l’artillerie

des tremblements de terre

des tremblements de mains que l’on tente d’empêcher

l’éclatement des obus

le sifflement incessant des balles

le tintamarre de leur cris de guerre

la bousculade des chars d’assaut qui écrasent tout sur leur passage

les gémissements de leurs ennemis

ils n’entendent presque plus leur coeur battre

sentent plutôt

leurs pouls comme un tambour

comme un démon qui cogne contre les murs de sa prison

sentent plutôt

le brouillard de la guerre

les envelopper

et les priver

de la

beauté du monde

un goût de cuivre

sur la langue

le champ

de bataille

un paysage déchiré

irréparablement

comme les âmes

qui titubent

dans le brouillard

les cratères

des tombeaux

où les visages

ne trahissent

aucun accent

aucun langage

aucune origine

mais

malgré les deux pieds

sur le bord de l’abîme

ils ont triomphé

de retour à la base

les soldats rêvent

des tourtières

de leurs mère

les soldats rêvent

de jouer au hockey

sans se soucier

de faire des buts

les soldats rêvent

de revenir au Canada

chez eux, près des lacs,

des forêts boréales, sentir l’air pur

et tenir leur famille entre leurs bras

ils rêvent

de vivre haut et fort,

vivre leurs vies pour ceux

qui ne sont plus parmi eux

qui ont payé par milliers

pour notre liberté

avec leur sang d’érable

et leur volonté d’acier

ils rêvent

de trinquer

d’innombrables verres

à la santé des survivants

à la santé de leurs enfants

à la santé de leur pays

de leur drapeau hissé

contre les vagues et marées

de leurs ennemis déchus

même si

ils leur restaient

beaucoup de guerre à faire

aujourd’hui, le 12 avril 1917

ils avaient gagné

à Vimy

aujourd’hui

on dirait que le sang

des soldats qui ont péri

a nourrit la beauté du paysage

qu’il s’en est abreuvé

et que les fantômes

reposent en paix

l’ayant

réparé займ онлайн без отказа

VIMY GALA FEATURED IN NATIONAL POST

The After Hours page of the Saturday, May 31st edition of the National Post showcases some photos of attendees at the 2014 Vimy Foundation Gala Dinner held May 5th in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York and presented by Bell Canada. More than 400 business leaders, elected officials, members of the Canadian Forces and students gathered for the second annual Vimy Gala. займы на карту

BEAVERBROOK 2014 WINNERS SELECTED!

Now in its eighth annual edition, the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize is the Foundation’s flagship program providing students aged 15 to 17 with the unique opportunity to take part in an intensive and rewarding scholarship program in Europe. From August 7 to August 21, 2014, students will participate in educational seminars, visit museums and historic battlefields, gravesites and monuments such as the iconic Vimy War Memorial, while building new relationships with other participants from Canada, the United Kingdom and France, as they learn about history.

The winners are:

• Sara Taylor – Errington, BC
• Joshua Gatcke – St. Catharines, ON
• George Polanyi-Williams Toronto, ON
• Alyssa Walsh, Dartmouth, NS
• Lola Angus Cobalt, ON
• Wesley Routley, Golden, BC
• Meghan McLeod, Kitchener, ON
• Daniel Mateus, St.Catharines, ON
• Hannah Payumo, Winnipeg, MB
• Marianne Goyette, Boucherville, QC
• Brandon Taschuk, Vernon, BC
• Audrey Bessette, St-Jerome, QC
• Nicholas Johnson, Montreal, QC
. Megan Wisselink, Ardrossan, AB

Honorouble mention:

. Margaret Tarzwell – NT
. Jonathan Bragg – SK
. Bailey Muir – YT
. Graham Burton – ON
. Rachel Bannerman – ON
. Julia Mombourquette – NS
. Ariane Lalonde – QC займы онлайн

JOHN ANDREW POWELL (OCTOBER 2, 1930 – MARCH 14, 2014)

John Andrew Powell (October 2, 1930 – March 14, 2014)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the Founder of the Vimy Foundation John Andrew Powell.

The accident of birth, his father said. He was fortunate in his choice of parents. Brought up in Westmount, he attended Selwyn House School, Trinity College School, McGill University and Magdalene College, Cambridge University. Summers were spent on Long Island Sound, then on a Laurentian lake when the war came. There were summer jobs in the cornfields of Illinois, on a cargo ship to Latin America, and at La Société historique du Saguenay. His parents were American; they instilled in him their optimism and can-do mentality – to reach, to challenge, to try, and to give back. These charactersics inspired him to establish The Vimy Foundation in 2006 – with the mission of fostering pride in Canada and its coming of age and its role in the world, especially with France and the UK. He had an appreciation for design, fine workmanship, antiques, and was passionate about history. Much of his life was spent outside Canada. When living 27 years in the United Kingdom, he founded a boutique investment brokerage firm, which became a member of NASDAQ. There were many ski trips in France, Switzerland and Austria, and for a time he owned a 17th century home in Gascony, southwest France. He is survived by his wife Lise, his sons Christopher and Nicholas, his daughters Christine and Natalie, his stepson Charles and by many grandchildren, in Canada, the USA, China and France. The family wishes to thank all of his caregivers, including The Royal Victoria Hospital, The Montreal Chest Institute and the Palliative Care Unit at the Montreal General Hospital. A small family service will be held to be followed by a memorial at a later date.

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TIM COOK – VIMY: A BATTLE REMEMBERED, HILL 70: A BATTLE FORGOTTEN (LEGION MAGAZINE)

The Battle of Vimy Ridge remains an iconic event in Canadian history. Fought from April 9 to 12, 1917, it is celebrated in history books, resonates in popular culture and is firmly lodged in Canadian consciousness. The erection of Walter Allward’s stunning memorial on the ridge in 1936 has ensured that the battlefield remains a site of memory, mourning, victory and commemoration. Thousands of Canadians have made a pilgrimage to the memorial and, over time, despite the dangers of France being overrun during the Second World War and the ravages of weather, it has remained a focal point for Canadian war remembrance. The unveiling of the refurbished memorial in 2007 was accompanied by a pageantry of celebration and pride. The Queen, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and over 3,000 Canadians attended the ceremony, where T-shirts and hats were sold containing the tag line, ‘The birth of a nation.’

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