#100DaysofVimy – January 10, 2017

Each Tuesday, we will feature a place in Canada (or international!) with a Vimy Ridge connection. Today we highlight the Vimy Memorial Bandshell in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The Vimy Memorial Bandshell in Saskatoon is located within Kiwanis Memorial Park, which itself was created in 1935 as a public space to honour local and national historic events. Within these 14 acres alongside the South Saskatchewan River is the bandshell. The Vimy Memorial bandshell was opened in 1937 by the Kiwanis Club of Saskatoon, as a tribute to Canada’s participation in the Battle of Vimy Ridge twenty years earlier, and was inspired by the 1936 unveiling of the Vimy Memorial in France. It has continued to be a place for the community of Saskatoon to gather over the decades.

Find out more at https://www.saskatoon.ca/heritage

Vimy Memorial bandstand, Saskatoon. Photo courtesy of @jp_mismo.
Vimy Memorial bandstand, Saskatoon. Photo courtesy of @jp_mismo.
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