Announcing the 2016 Vimy Pilgrimage Award winners!

The Vimy Pilgrimage Award recognizes the actions of young people who demonstrate outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, bravery or leadership. Their acts may have served their peers, schools, communities, province or country. This award consists of a fully funded, week-long educational program in France and Belgium, to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort. Scheduled for April 3 – 11, 2016, the week will include classroom education and daily field trips to important First World War sites.

20 students were selected this year from over 200 outstanding applicants. Thank you to all who applied!

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

  • Thomas Banks – Edmonton, Alberta
  • Leah Boyer – Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
  • Mily Danie Caron – Grand Sault, New Brunswick
  • Antoine Csuzdi-Vallée – Montreal, Quebec
  • Nathan Dueck – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Tyson Fisher – Surrey, British Columbia
  • Devin Galton – Toronto, Ontario
  • Kiana Gibson – Ottawa, Ontario
  • Fiona Hashey-McFarland – Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Kylar Johnson – St. Peters, Nova Scotia
  • Lena Lam – Mississauga, Ontario
  • Dale MacDonnell, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Emma Mogus – Oakville, Ontario
  • Mana Moshkforoush – Prince George, British Columbia
  • Aiman Naeem – Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Sally O’Keeffe – Toronto, Ontario
  • Bana (Maria) Samman – Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Lovdeep Singh – Surrey, British Columbia
  • Tim Turriff – Belleville, Ontario
  • Daniel-Kwaku Voss – Thunder Bay, Ontario

Thank you to our generous supporters of this program: EF Educational Tours Canada and Canada’s History.

Please contact Stella Begic, programs manager, for any questions about the Vimy Pilgrimage Award.

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2015 VIMY PILGRIMAGE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

The Vimy Pilgrimage Award recognizes the actions of young people who demonstrate outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, bravery or leadership. Their acts may have served their peers, schools, communities, province or country. This award consists of a fully funded, week-long educational program in Vimy, France, to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort. This year the week is scheduled for April 5 – 13, 2015 and will include classroom education and daily field trips to important First World War sites.

Thank you to our generous supporters of this program: EF Educational Tours Canada and Canada’s History.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Somaya Amiri – New Westminster, BC

Michael Batas – Calgary, AB

Kathleen Blundon – Mount Pearl, NL

Noémie Cloutier – Montréal, QC

Hicham El Bayadi – Orleans, ON

Emma Doucette – Johnston’s River, PE

Evan Dyson – Brandon, MB

Hilary Friesen – Halifax, NS

Émélie Gagnon – DSL de Grand-Sault, NB

Branden Handrahan – Bragg Creek, AB

Jonah Lee-McNamee – Vancouver, BC

Annie Martel – St-Pierre Jolys, MB

Taiya Melancon – Mayo, YK

Rishabh Nag – Mississauga, ON

Paul Okundaye – Niagara Falls, ON

Tiffany Quon – Vancouver, BC

Emily Roach – Blind River, ON

Madeleine Robitaille – Rhodes Corner, NS

Jessica Scott – Regina, SK

Nikolas Starzomski-Wilson – Howie Center, NS

CONGRATULATIONS TO ARMY CADET CPL. CIARAN DODDS

Army Cadet Cpl. Ciaran Dodds stepped up to the Vimy pin-selling challenge and sold 672 pins in just a few short months! The 14-year-old from Strathroy, Ontario, received the Vimy Pilgrimage Award for his hard work and dedication and will be joining 28 other outstanding youth from across Canada for a week long trip in Europe. Congratulations to Cadet Cpt. Dodds! For the full story, please click the following link:

http://www.lfpress.com/2013/03/14/strathroy-teen-applauds-sir-arthur-curries-role-at-vimy-ridge-in-1917

WINNERS OF THE VIMY PILGRIMAGE AWARD SELECTED

Congratulations to all the winners of the First Vimy Pilgrimage Award:
Kendall Ashcroft, Winnipeg Manitoba

Rushad Bharda, Mississauga, Ontario

Siobhan Bligh, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

Zachary Brown, Toronto, Ontario

Helen Cashman, Edmonton, Alberta

Clair Chang, Vancouver, British Columbia

David Clark, Toronto, Ontario

Katherine Charness, Toronto, Ontario

David Cross, Vancouver, British Columbia

Jocelyn Davis, Calgary, Alberta

Laurence Dubé, Québec, Québec

Dominique Doucette, McLeods, New Brunswick

Laurence Jourdain, Mille-Isles, Québec

Allap Judge, Calgary, Alberta

James Leask, St. Catharines, Ontario

Marc-André Leblanc, Eel River Crossing, New Brunswick

Hunter Marriott, Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia

Melissa Martel, Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick

Eamonn O’Keeffe, Toronto, Ontario

Jillian Pappas, Toronto Ontario

Caitlin Prater, Airdrie Alberta

Erika Pugh, Upper Caverhill, New Brunswick

Abigail Reid, Belleville, Ontario

Andrew Sterling, Toronto, Ontario

Georgia E. Stylianides, Vancouver, British Columbia

Bailey Whitehouse, Augusta, Ontario