Media Advisory - Vimy Foundation to announce winners of the Beaverbrook Vimy
Prize, the next generation of youth to help us tell the story of the First
World War

MONTREAL, April 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The Vimy Foundation is very pleased to announce tomorrow morning the winners of the 2010 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, on the occasion of Vimy Ridge Day. The names will be officially released through the Foundation Web site and Canada Newswire at 7 a.m. EDT.

The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize brings together youth 15-17 years old from Canada, the United Kingdom and France so that they can better appreciate their intertwined history and the lessons that can be learned from the First World War. The program is made possible in part by the generous contribution of the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.

This year's winners, along with Beaverbrook Vimy Prize alumni, will be available for media interviews in various markets across Canada. This opportunity is ideal local content for media outlets to pair with stories related to Vimy Ridge Day ceremonies in Ottawa and provincial capitals across the country.

    
    When:  Friday, April 9, 2010

    Where: VARIOUS LOCATIONS
           Calgary, Alberta
           Vancouver, British Columbia
           Moncton, New Brunswick
           Fredericton, New Brunswick
           Halifax, Nova Scotia
           Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
           Ottawa, Ontario
           Montreal, Quebec
    

The Vimy Foundation is a registered charity founded in 2006 to make young people more aware of the vital role Canadian soldiers played at Vimy Ridge, a landmark engagement of the First World War. To mark Vimy Ridge Day (April 9) the Foundation encourages Canadians to wear a Vimy Pin and to attend commemorative events. To learn more, visit www.vimyfoundation.ca.

SOURCE Vimy Foundation

For further information: For further information: and interviews: Andrew Ross, Ravenhill Communications for The Vimy Foundation, (514) 953-4877, andrew@ravenhillcomm.ca

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