#Vimy101 – The Vimy Memorial

#Vimy101 – Did you know, the preserved tunnels and trenches at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial likely only exist by a fluke? While waiting for Walter Allward to arrive with the stone, Canadian engineers on-site in France decided to keep busy by preserving what they had found on the ridge.

Students of the 2017 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize walk through Vimy’s preserved trenches.
Credit: Hanna Smyth, The Vimy Foundation 2017.

Beaverbrook Vimy Prize 2018 – Now Accepting Applications!

Daniel Schindel at Bayeux War Cemetery – BVP 2017.
Credit: Hanna Smyth, The Vimy Foundation 2017.

Last August, Daniel traced his grandfather’s footsteps across France with the Vimy Foundation’s Beaverbrook Vimy Prize!
www.peacearchnews.com/news/Elgin-student-retraces-grandfathers-footsteps/

Apply now for the 2018 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize! 15-17 year old Canadian, British, and French students can win an unforgettable educational experience with the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize. The two-week long program in Europe gives high school students the opportunity to study Canada and its interwoven history with Great Britain and France during the First and Second World Wars.

The submission deadline for the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize is March 4, 2018, at midnight (PST).

Applications for are now closed.

 

The Christmas Truce Memorial

Credit: Rachel Collishaw, The Vimy Foundation 2017.

As we near the holidays, we wanted to share some photos of the 2017 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize winning students who visited the Christmas Truce Memorial in Messines (Mesen), Belgium

Apply now for the 2018 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize! 15-17 year old Canadian, British, and French students can win an unforgettable educational experience with the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize. The two-week long program in Europe gives high school students the opportunity to study Canada and its interwoven history with Great Britain and France during the First and Second World Wars.

Apply here: https://www.vimyfoundation.ca/programs/beaverbrook-vimy-prize/

Credit: Rachel Collishaw, The Vimy Foundation 2017.