Community Events

1 March - 31 December 2017 - Juno Beach Centre - Vimy 1917: A Canadian Battlefield in France

1 March - 31 December 2017 - Juno Beach Centre - Vimy 1917: A Canadian Battlefield in France

On the occasion of the Centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Juno Beach Centre presents a new temporary exhibition in its Main Hall “Vimy 1917: A Canadian Battlefield in France.” Produced in partnership with the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and co-authored by noted Historian, Dr. Tim Cook, this exhibition portrays the major role Canadians played in France...
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1 March 2017 - 31 December 2018 - Juno Beach Centre - Temporary Exhibitions "From Vimy to Juno: Remembering Canadians in France"

1 March 2017 - 31 December 2018 - Juno Beach Centre - Temporary Exhibitions "From Vimy to Juno: Remembering Canadians in France"

Until 31 December 2018 Temporary Exhibition hall Included in the museum entrance fee. Visit the temporary exhibition alone: 3€ Vimy and Juno. Two names, two world wars, two great victories for Canadians. One hundred years ago in 1917, Canadians captured Vimy Ridge in the Pas de Calais region. 27 years later in 1944, Canadians landed on Juno Beach in Normandy,...
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April 2017 - January 2018 - Vimy 100 At The Canadian War Museum

April 2017 - January 2018 - Vimy 100 At The Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum is marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with a diverse range of exhibitions and programs, running from April 2017 through to January 2018. Find details on a number of special exhibitions currently on display by visiting their website here: http://www.warmuseum.ca/vimy-100/  
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8 April - 12 November 2017 - Vimy 1917 The Underground War of Canadians

8 April - 12 November 2017 - Vimy 1917 The Underground War of Canadians

This exhibition sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Great War: the underground war fought by Canadian soldiers, hidden in the bowels of the earth to shield themselves from the deadly force of the artillery. It includes the opportunity to view ground-breaking 3D-printed replicas of chalk carvings made by Canadians in the tunnels below the battlefield. For more details, click here.
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May-October 2017 - Vimy Flight's Cross-Canada Tour & Flight Path of Heroes

May-October 2017 - Vimy Flight's Cross-Canada Tour & Flight Path of Heroes

VIMY FLIGHT   is a team of dedicated volunteer pilots and ground support that had the honour of performing a commemorative bi-plane fly-past over the Vimy Ridge Memorial in Vimy France this April 9, 2017. We are now poised to bring Vimy home for all Canadians with our Birth of A Nation Tour. From Vimy France to the birthplace of Canadian confederation,...
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The Great War in Colour - Toronto, ON

The Great War in Colour - Toronto, ON

The Vimy Foundation presents The Great War in Colour: A new look at Canada’s First World War Efforts – 1914 – 1918. The First World War was a transformative experience for Canada. While the memory of the conflict and its impacts on our collective consciousness are slowly vanishing, these colourized photos capture our attention. They provide us with a clearer understanding...
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23 September 2017 - April 2018 - Success In Battle - Okanagan Military Museum

23 September 2017 - April 2018 - Success In Battle - Okanagan Military Museum

Success in Battle is the 4th instalment in the Okanagan Military Museum's First World War exhibition series. The latest exhibit explores the compelling story of how Canadian soldiers succeeded in several important battles in 1917, with a focus on Vimy Ridge. The exhibition also looks at the Military Services Act, which was issued in September 1917, and Dr. Benjamin Boyce, who examined hundreds of Okanagan...
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25 September - 11 November 2017 - The World Remembers exhibit - Kingston Frontenac Public Library

25 September - 11 November 2017 - The World Remembers exhibit - Kingston Frontenac Public Library

The World Remembers exhibition, which this year honours those killed in 1917 during the First World War, opened on 25 September at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s Isabel Turner Branch. A slideshow displays the names of the more than 20,400 Canadians killed in 1917 during the war, including those who died at Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele. Each name is programmed to...
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Vimy: Battle. Memorial. Icon. 1917. 2017 - Grimsby Goes To War - Speaker Series

Vimy: Battle. Memorial. Icon. 1917. 2017 - Grimsby Goes To War - Speaker Series

The Grimsby Museum is adding to its current exhibition with a three-part speaker series. The museum is currently hosting Vimy: Battle. Memorial. Icon. 1917. 2017, a travelling exhibition from the Canadian War Museum, in conjunction with its own Grimsby Goes to War exhibit. The speaker series will launch on 12 October with Kevin Irvine speaking on the life and times of John McCrae....
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19 October 2017 - Remembering Vimy Ridge - Laurel Beechey

19 October 2017 - Remembering Vimy Ridge - Laurel Beechey

The Tavistock Historical Society is hosting an entire week of remembrance in October. Traditionally hosted by the Tavistock Men’s Club, this year the Remembering Vimy Ridge lecture is open to the general public. There will be a lecture, dinner and display. Email alanandsherrill.calder@sympatico.ca or call 519-655-3342 as reservations are required.
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20 October 2017 - Victories Centennial Gala - Calgary, Alberta

20 October 2017 - Victories Centennial Gala - Calgary, Alberta

Hosted by the PPCLI Foundation and its Partner Organizations, the Victories Centennial Gala will be a memorable evening filled with pageantry and music, honouring Canada’s three seminal victories in 1917 - Vimy Ridge, Hill 70 & Passchendaele. Proceeds will support Calgary and area Cadets on a battlefield tour in 2018 and support youth education programs at The Military Museums ensuring all Calgary...
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25 October 2017 - Tillsonburg in WWI and Soldier's Stories - Laurel Beechey

25 October 2017 - Tillsonburg in WWI and Soldier's Stories - Laurel Beechey

Delivered by Laurel Beechey, this is the fourth First World War commemoration talk presented by the Oxford Historical Society at Woodstock Museum. The event begins at 6:45 p.m. with light refreshments afterwards.
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6 November 2017 - Remembering Vimy Ridge - Laurel Beechey

6 November 2017 - Remembering Vimy Ridge - Laurel Beechey

Laurel Beechey is delivering her lecture Remembering Vimy Ridge in Springford, Ontario. Contact Donna Kennedy 519-842-8878 with questions.
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7 November 2017 - Tillsonburg in WWI & Soldier’s Storie - Laurel Beechey

7 November 2017 - Tillsonburg in WWI & Soldier’s Storie - Laurel Beechey

Local historian Laurel Beechey presents her popular talk "Tillsonburg in WWI & Soldier’s Stories" at Harvest Crossing Retirement in Tillsonburg at 10:30 a.m. on 7 November 2017. The public is welcome to attend. For further information call 519-688-0448.
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13 November 2017 - Tillsonburg in WW1 & Soldier’s Stories - Laurel Beechey

13 November 2017 - Tillsonburg in WW1 & Soldier’s Stories - Laurel Beechey

Local historian Laurel Beechey delivers her popular talk, Tillsonburg in WW1 & Soldier’s Stories, at the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Oxford Branch meeting at the Woodstock Public Library, 445 Hunter Street. Contact Carol Bossenberry at www.oxford.ogs.on.ca or oxfordprogram@ogs.on.ca for details.
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