Each Saturday, we’ll share some reflections from our past student participants about the impact of their visit to Vimy Ridge and other sites of the First World War.
Adam Labrash took part in the Vimy Foundation’s Beaverbrook Vimy Prize in 2016. He reflected on the importance of such an opportunity in the present day:
“I never felt like I was on an educational program, but rather on a mission. The pathway had been set by the Vimy Foundation but the steps were mine to take, with their support. Specifically in times of conflict, such as the present day, this pilgrimage and connection to national identity has never been more relevant. Never have I been more proud to be Canadian or enlightened about our history. Understanding the foundation of our national identity has helped to shape my own identity.”
Find out more about the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize – apply now for 2017!