Announcing the 2018 Vimy Pilgrimage Award recipients!

The Vimy Foundation presents the Vimy Pilgrimage Award to recognize the actions of young people who demonstrate their commitment to volunteer work through outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, and bravery. Their acts may have served their peers, school, community, province or country.

The Vimy Pilgrimage Award consists of a fully funded week-long educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War history. Scheduled for April 2-10, 2018, the award program features daily visits to unforgettable sites including museums, cemeteries, monuments, and historic battlefields, as well as participation in a Vimy Day commemoration ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.

20 Canadian students were selected from across the nation. Thank you to everyone who applied! We appreciate your dedication to community service and your interest in Canadian history.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Rohan Ashar – Toronto, Ontario
Kiana Baghban – Calgary, Alberta
Léa-Jade Bouchard – St-Augustin-De-Desmaures, Québec
Laurissa Brousseau – Canmore, Alberta
Marcus Deans – Windsor, Ontario
Sarah Dykstra – Guelph, Ontario
Jeriann Hsiao – Brantford, Ontario
Nupur Krishnan – Newmarket, Ontario
Itohansose Itua – Calgary, Alberta
Shakil Jessa – Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Bethany Lengkeek – Surrey, British Columbia
Julia MacPherson – Quispamsis, New Brunswick
Christophe Michaud-Lavoie – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Damien Pilon – Gatineau, Québec
Mary Quinn – Belnan, Nova Scotia
Stephanie Quon – Vancouver, British Columbia
Amy Spearman – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Lloyd Templeton – Calgary, Alberta
Thomas Turmel – Vallée-Jonction, Québec
Montaña Zimmermann – Pefferlaw, Ontario

Thank you to Scotiabank for their generous support of the Vimy Pilgrimage Award. Scotiabank aims to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential, and has been investing in Canadian communities for 185 years.

Thank you to Air Canada for their support as a sponsor of the 2018 Vimy Pilgrimage Award, and to Canada’s History Magazine.