OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, high school
students from across Canada, attending the Encounters with Canada's
program (EWC) representing the youth of our nation, will take part in a
wreath-laying ceremony at the Canadian War Museum from 1:00 to 1:25
Together, they will pledge not to forget this important historical
moment, so that the memory of those who served and sacrificed never
fades. Two participants have been selected to recite the Commitment to Remember in French and in English, while others will lay floral wreaths with
veterans, also in attendance. The ceremony will end with these young
Canadians placing a poppy on the wreaths to pay tribute.
Vimy: Canada's Coming of Age is one of Encounters with Canada's 14 theme weeks, launched for a fifth
consecutive year, in conjunction with The Vimy Foundation. More than
100 young Canadians, aged 14 to 17, from every corner of the country,
will travel to Ottawa to recognize this great achievement in Canadian
history and to learn more about the significance of the Battle of Vimy
Ridge in establishing a true Canadian identity.
Scheduled from April 7 to 11, 2014, the Vimy week will see Encounters
with Canada's participants take part in learning modules on Canada's
military role in the First World War, Canadian society during that time
period and the country's emergence on the world stage.
EWC participants and personnel of The Vimy Foundation will be available
for on-site interviews.
Image with caption: "Encounters with Canada (CNW Group/Encounters with Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140408_C9090_PHOTO_EN_39017.jpg
Image with caption: "The Vimy Foundation (CNW Group/Encounters with Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140408_C9090_PHOTO_EN_39030.jpg
SOURCE: Encounters with Canada
For further information:
Director, Communications & Special Events
Encounters with Canada,
a program of Historica Canada
The Vimy Foundation