Our President honored

Wednesday, March 1st Our President, Philippe Martin, received from the Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, the Commendation for his dedication and his passion for the history and the participation of Canadian soldiers in the conquest of Vimy Ridge, as well as for the memory of the fallen […]

Investments announcement by minister MacAulay

The Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced the award of C$  11.7 million dollars over a period of 6 years, to maintain, modernize and improve the visitor experience at Canada’s memorial sites abroad. Development projects will be programmed, in particular at the sites of the Canadian National […]

Last medal ceremony for the Guides of the year 2022

On December 5th, 2022, we organized the last ceremony for the Guides of the year. After having warmly thanked them for their work on the Beaumont-Hamel and Vimy sites, four members of the staff, Christine Dupayage, Anne Dubuc, Christian Ramet and Raymond Miklic, accompanied by our communication manager Fabrice Dubuc, awarded them their medals, engraved […]

Remembrance Day , November 6th, 2022

The Remembrance Day ceremony took place on November 6, 2022, at the site of Canadian National Vimy Memorial. The weather conditions, as recalled by the Honorable Stéphane Dion, Ambassador of Canada to France, represented only a minor inconvenience in view of the dedication of so many men and women who served and sacrificed in the […]

Return to Canada for Jean-Pierre Godbout

During the pandemic, we did’nt have many contacts, and I must confess that during these our discussions focused mainly on the village of Rivière where you took up residence during your stay in France. That so beautiful village, where I was born, marked my childhood deeply. So, memories inevitably resurfaced, and Nando de Collo, was […]

Final session of 2022 with a new group of guides

Our newly arrived guides were welcomed at our usual arrival lunch. A few days later, they were given shop management training. Welcome to the new guides : Holly Lucier ( a « vet » from the former group) Téana Averbeck, Nephthalie Belzor, Christopher Bisson, Ethan Coudenys, Rhys Fitzpatrick, Lucinda Higgins, Jessica Horton, Hannah Keough, Ryan Michon-Cave, Emily Rebneris, Dean Sabbah, Abby Salvatore, Julie Vanleeuwen. Translated by Jacques […]

Goodbye Michel

There are things that are difficult to accept. Your sudden death, Michel, is one of those. It will certainly take us a very long time before we realize you’re gone.We never could have guessed that we would never see you again, when at the end of our last meeting, you told us about your holiday […]

Canada Day july 2nd, 2022

Our association organized its first Canada Day at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.On Saturday July 2nd, 2022, on the parking  of the Visitors Center, we welcomed more than 600 people, from 1 to 6 pm in our village created from scratch for the occasion. We had set up six barnums dedicated to activities on the […]

Ceremony at Beaumont-Hamel, July 1st, 2022

A small group of members of our association participated in the Beaumont-Hamel ceremony this Friday July 1st, 2022. The « Somme Battlefield Pipe Band » was present for the event. Members of the family of Private John Lambert, buried in Ypres the previous day, were present. We had the honour of meeting them. Mr. Fabrice […]

Burial of Private John Lambert

Burial of Private John Lambert by his unit, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment at the New Irish farm Cemetery located in West-Vlaanderen, in Belgium. Private Lambert died in August 1917 during the battle of Langemarck. He was 17 years old. His remains were discovered in 2016 and Canada’s Department of National Defense announced his identification in […]