Media Advisory - Vimy Foundation welcomes General Rick Hillier to help us
tell the story

MONTREAL, April 8 /CNW Telbec/ - As one of many events planned across Canada on Vimy Ridge Day, the Vimy Foundation is pleased to welcome media to the Vimy Ridge Bay Street Breakfast, as General Rick Hillier speaks on "Leadership in Hard Times."

This event is part of the Foundation's "Help Us Tell the Story" campaign, an across-Canada awareness effort to share the story of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War, and its key role in Canada's evolution from dominion to nation. The 2010 winner of the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize youth competition will also be available for interviews.

    
            Who:     General Rick Hillier (Ret)
                     David Houghton, Director, The Vimy Foundation
                     Christopher Sweeney, Director, The Vimy Foundation

            When:    Vimy Ridge Bay Street Breakfast
                     Friday, April 9, 2010 - 7:45 a.m.

            Where:   TSX Broadcast Centre
                     130 King Street West,
                     Toronto ON
    

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. Inspired by those events, the Foundation created the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, bringing together youth from Canada, the United Kingdom and France so that they can better appreciate their intertwined history. The Foundation also sponsors Vimy: Canada's Coming of Age, a unique educational experience at Encounters with Canada in Ottawa on April 4-10, 2010. 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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