Catch up on some Vimy Foundation news from the last few weeks:
Our students in the news:
- Wolseley Leaf, Nov. 1, “A student reflects on Vimy Ridge and Canada’s role in World War One,” Wolseley, MB.
- Wellington Advertiser, Nov. 4, “Next generation understanding impacts of war through trips to Europe” Wellington, ON.
- Kitchener Post, Nov. 9, “Cameron Heights’ student visits WWI battlegrounds“, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
- CBC Manitoba, Nov. 10, “Virden student’s passion keeps soldiers’ stories alive,” Winnipeg, MB
- Waterloo Region Record, Nov. 10, “Vimy visit connects student to fallen kin,” Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
- News Talk 650, Nov. 11, “The Brent Loucks Show – interview with Adam LaBrash“, Saskatoon, SK
- Wellington Advertiser, Nov. 18, “Hundreds line the street to observe Remembrance Day“, Wellington ON.
Recent poll comparing Canada and international attitudes about First World War commemoration:
- National Post, Nov. 10, “Canadians’ memory of First World War spotty as Vimy Ridge centenary approaches“
- CBC News, Nov. 11, “Keeping WW1 history alive for generations who have never known war“
- Daily Mail, UK, Nov. 11 “More than a third of British adults don’t recall studying WW1 in school as the nation falls silent for Armistice Day“
Our new First World War in Colour program:
- Huffington Post Canada, Nov. 10, “The Vimy Foundation Brings The First World War To Life With Colour“
- CBC News, Nov. 11, “Colourized photos of First World War bring Canadian history to life“
Other links of interest:
- Lambton Shield, Nov. 11 “Sarnia Historical Society is on campaign to commemorate Vimy Ridge sacrifice“
- (Montreal) Gazette, Nov. 12 “Hundreds gather at Place du Canada for Remembrance Day ceremony“