Vimy Ridge

The Back-Roads to the front - Vacations & Travel Magazine

For the past 20 years, Back-roads Touring has been offering expert-led battlefields tours of the Western Front and Normandy<p>While the rolling green …

Travel (Australia)

Works starts on upgrade to memorial in Vimy Ridge Park

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Groundbreaking held for Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial project

Ground has been broken on a project that will see the renovation and expansion of the The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial.<p>Mayor Brian Bowman, City …

Canadian News

Barrie residents, dignitaries, veterans celebrate grand opening of Memorial Square

Residents, dignitaries, veterans and active service members gathered in downtown Barrie on Friday for the grand opening of Memorial Square.<p>On Friday …

Canadian News

Vimy Ridge tree planted in Noelville

Tuesday, members of the French River Horticultural Society planted a small oak tree, grown from an acorn from the oaks of Vimy Ridge.

Ontario

Outdoor pools set to open across Winnipeg

Break out your bathing suits: pools across Winnipeg are set to open.<p>Starting Friday, weather permitting, all heated and unheated outdoor pools will …

Outdoors

“HAD MY OWN STRUGGLES”: Cycling event raises money, awareness for mental health

Sunday’s inclement weather didn’t stop nearly 300 cyclists from participated in the seventh annual national Ride Don’t Hide mental health awareness …

Mental Health

Finding Pte. Thomas Godchere: An Anishinaabe family's journey to honour a fallen soldier

During the First World War, many Indigenous men from communities across Canada were quick to leave their reserves and join the battles in …

Aboriginal Canadians

Arkansas storms leave damage, thousands without power; more severe weather in forecast

Early-morning storms Saturday left damage in parts of central Arkansas, the National Weather Service said, and another severe-weather threat is …

Weather

‘We can hardly wait’: Excitement after United 2026 World Cup bid wins

FIFA announced Wednesday that the united North America bid to host the 2026 World Cup had been successful, and some in the only candidate city in …

Canada

New Brunswick soldier killed in WWI battle in France identified, to be laid to rest

More than a century after losing his life on a battlefield in France, a Canadian man who left a New Brunswick farm to fight in the First World War …

Canadian News

Visiting Vimy Ridge: Saanich teen set for historic summer tour

It will be a summer abroad for teen historian John Evans, as the 17-year-old is headed to England, Belgium and France to visit First World War …

Victoria, BC

The lifespan of a Canadian First World War pilot was ten weeks

Only crack shots among the “knights of the air” survived battle against better equipped and more experienced German pilots<p><i>The First World War</i> …

World History

Splish, splash! Winnipeg spray pads open May long weekend

The City of Winnipeg is making a splash just in time for the May long weekend, with the opening of several spray pads.<p>Of the 18 spray pad locations …

Winnipeg

Book Review: Canadians on the Somme, 1916

William Stewart relates the overlooked Canadian experience in the 1916 Battle of the SommeThe post Book Review: Canadians on the Somme, 1916 appeared …

World War I

Antipodeans remember fallen soldiers in Edmonton Anzac Day ceremony

ANZAC

101-year-old cross honouring Canadians of Vimy Ridge battle returns to Toronto

A 101-year-old battlefield cross inscribed with the names of 57 Canadians killed in the Battle of Vimy Ridge returned to Toronto Sunday.<p>The wooden …

Toronto

N.S. teachers union drops complaint against principal for organizing Vimy trip | The Star

HALIFAX—Nova Scotia’s teachers union has backed away from threats to discipline two school administrators and a teacher who organized a student trip …

Canadian News

NSTU withdraws complaint against teachers who broke work-to-rule planning Vimy Ridge trip

The Dartmouth branch of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) has withdrawn complaints against three of its members who were reported to have broken …

Canadian News

'Public backlash' forced NSTU to drop work-to-rule complaint, principal says

The Dartmouth local of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union has dropped a complaint against three of its members for planning a Dartmouth High School …

Nova Scotia

Vimy Oak dedicated at Sullivan’s Pond

A Vimy Oak at the Sullivan’s Pond cenotaph in Dartmouth has been dedicated as a living memorial to honour those who fought at Vimy Ridge during the …

Nova Scotia

NSTU defends disciplinary hearing for educators who went on Vimy trip

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union says ensuring a Dartmouth High School student trip to Vimy Ridge went ahead during work-to-rule was "a priority" for …

Nova Scotia

True North Strong and Free: Remembering Vimy Ridge

Photo: Sharon McDonald<p>Visiting Vimy Ridge<p>In the summer of 2010, my husband Shane and I, along with two of our children, Matthew and Katelyn—then 18 …

Lifestyle (Canada)

The Battle of Vimy Ridge

Everything was in place for the hour of the assault, 5:30 a.m. on April 9, 1917. The preceding hours of darkness aided by cloud cover had permitted …

World War I

West-end Toronto street gets ceremonial name to mark Battle of Vimy Ridge

First World War history has returned to a Toronto street in the form of ceremonial name.<p>Glenhurst Avenue, near Dufferin Street and St. Clair Avenue …

Toronto

Most Canadians can’t identify the Battle of Vimy Ridge monument: Ipsos poll

Canadians aren’t known for their patriotism, but according to a new Ipsos poll, the state of the union may be worse than we thought.<p>On Monday April …

Canadian News

Dozens gather for Vimy Ridge ceremony at Old City Hall

Dozens gathered at Old City Hall on Sunday to honour those who served in the Battle of Vimy Ridge.<p>The service marked the 101st anniversary of the …

Toronto

Calgary students await Vimy Ridge visit

Vimy Pilgrimage Award has selected three Calgary teenagers from hundreds of applicants to participate in an interactive educational trip to France …

High School

Edmonton student builds replica WWI trench in backyard

Grade 10 student Dylan Ferris is spending 24 hours in a muddy trench in his parent’s yard, all for a social studies project.<p>He built the slit trench …

Canadian News

Major escapes 'second siege' of Rorke's Drift

With the Grand Military Gold Cup nearing, as well as the Cheltenham Festival – where owner Henry Ponsonby will be represented by Scarlet Dragon in the Supreme and Who Dares Wins in the Pertemps – this story could not be more apposite if it tried.<p>To put you in the picture, two hitherto unconnected …

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