STEPHEN HARPER AND STEVEN BLANEY RECEIVE VIMY PIN

Battle of Vimy Ridge celebrations to start on April 4th

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney received yesterday a Vimy Pin from two Vimy Foundation alumni in preparation for the 95th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge Day, which will be commemorated on April 9th. See story at http://pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?category=1&featureId=6&pageId=26&id=4688.

Canadians will be invited to participate in a variety of Vimy Week activities (April 1st to April 9th) and to learn more about their Canadian heritage.

“Canada’s contribution, sacrifice and determination in World War I, as best represented by the Battle of Vimy Ridge, were pivotal in shaping the course of our nation,” said David Houghton, President of the Vimy Foundation. “The Vimy Foundation believes that the key to a successful future lies in knowing one’s past, and this unique pin helps us to share the remarkable story of Vimy with younger generations.”

The Vimy Foundation, with the gracious help of Shaw Communications who made this year’s pin campaign possible, will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy with various awareness activities, including fundraising, educational and commemoration events. More information will be unveiled in the coming weeks.