Calgary woman dies after seeing husband’s grave on trip to Vimy

Calgary woman dies after seeing husband’s grave on trip to Vimy Seizure fatal to Mrs. Rosanne Kemp on LinerWar widow dies on Pilgrimage. Seized with a heart attack brought on by the excitement of viewing the grave of her soldier husband near Vimy Ridge on Saturday, Mrs. Rosanne Kemp, 60L Fifth street west, Calgary, died […]

Arrival of the new guides, May 2022

How time flies ! A new session started in May 2022. Sixteen guides were welcomed by our President, Phlippe Martin, during the traditional arrival lunch.A few days later, they were trained in order to manage our shop. Welcome to the new guides : Holly Lucier et Brunante Rastello (both of them had already come in 2019) […]

Ceremony at the Moroccan Division Monument , May 9th, 2022

Our association took part in the ceremony commemorating the 107th anniversary of the capture of Hill 140 by the Moroccan Division (the hill is better known now in the region as Vimy Ridge) ; the ceremony was organized by the 162nd  section of the Military Medal recipients, located in Arras and surroundings. The ceremony took […]

The lambs in the park of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Here is a photo report by Jérémy Boudon, member of our association.The lambs are back in the park of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.They are pampered by their mothers ewes ! Since 2001, a herd of up to 400 sheep have been used to maintain large areas of the battlefield terrain surrounding theMemorial. Their gentle […]

Presentation of the guides medal for the 2022 winter session

As tradition dictates, the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial guides medal was awarded to each guide for this winter session of 2022. Our President, Philippe Martin, accompanied by Anne and Fabrice Dubuc, represented our association. We salute the work and the cheerfulness of the guides and we would like to mention their […]

Commemorative vigil at the Canadian Cemetery no.2

Organized by « Le Coquelicot-Following Their Footsteps » and our association, this vigil began at the Visitor Center of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Valérie Bince-Stuart, member of the « Friends of the Canadian Monument of Vimy » and president of « Le Coquelicot », suggested that we join the Memorial in silence in order […]

Family day at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial April 10, 2022

On Sunday, April 10, we took part in the first Family Day ever ! A little party had been formed in order to welcome children ( and their parents). Many other partners were present (Le Coquelicot-Following Their Footsteps, the Souchez WW1 Memorial, The Bullecourt Museum, The Vimy Foundation …)Under a dome near the Visitor Center, […]

Story of one of the soldiers whose name is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial

Thomas Bullock was born on March 29th, 1879 in Manchester, England. In 1914, he was married and lived in the neighborhood  of Pointe St-Charles in Montréal, where he was employed as an ironworker. He enlisted on March 19th, 1915, and joined the 24th Canadian battalion. On September 15th, 1916, his battalion was engaged in the […]

The Visitor Education Centre is open from March 4, 2022

Ben, Clara, Alinah, Marie-Pierre, Zoé, Carly et Charlotte On Saturday, February 26th, we had the joy of welcoming the new students guides to start an almost normal year ! They received training in managing the cash register in the boutique of the Visitor Education Centre. We found them full of energy and ready to inform future […]