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One Man’s Lifelong Link to Vimy - Donald Wood's Story


In July 1936, the impressive Canadian National Vimy Memorial was unveiled by King Edward VIII in front of a gathering measured in the tens of thousands. More than 15,000 would then gather for its rededication in 2007 following extensive repairs - and the crowds would again return in numbers in 2017 for the centenary of the battle that resulted in t…

Vimy Ridge Day 2024


The Government of Canada will be holding a commemoration event at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at 3pm on Tuesday 9th April 2024. This will mark the 107th Anniversary of the Canadian Corps’ magnificent action in capturing Vimy Ridge in the early days of the Battle of Arras. The memorial, designed by Walter S. Allward and unveiled by King Ed…