April 9, Barrie, ON – 100th Anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge

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Date(s) - April 9 2017
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147

On April 9, 2017 the Barrie Legion Br. 147 will Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge.

Events planned for this afternoon include:

  • Exhibits and Displays of WWI military items and photos (beginning at12:30pm);
  • A Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony at 1pm at the Legion Cenotaph (beginning at 1pm);
  • Speakers Sessions with our Key Note Speaker, Professor Andrew Iarocci from the University of Western Ontario (beginning at 2pm)

Additional speakers include:

  • MWO (Ret’d) Darcy Murray of the Grey & Simcoe Foresters Regiment;
  • Lori Oschefski, founder and CEO of the British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association (BHCARA) and,
  • Maj-General (Ret’d) Glynne Hines from the RCL Dominion Command OSI Section

They are located at 410 St. Vincent St. in Barrie, Ontario L4M 4A6 with parking off Ferris Lane. The Legion phone # is 705-728-1412.

There is no charge to attend this event but everyone is encouraged to wear a Vimy Foundation, “Vimy Pin” available for sale at the Barrie Legion through March and April.