Media Advisory / Photo Opportunity - Third Annual Vimy Foundation Gala Dinner

TORONTO, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ -


The third annual Vimy Gala, hosted by the Vimy Foundation and presented by Bell Canada, to help raise awareness of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and share plants for the centennial commemorations set for 2017.


More than 500 guests from the business, political, and military communities will join us for a memorable evening. Paul Gross will discuss the importance of passing 'the torch of remembrance' to our young people, and how history continues to inspire.  Major General Richard Rohmer will bring remarks from Veterans Affairs Canada, as the special advisor to Minister Erin O'Toole. Kevin Newman will act as Master of Ceremonies.

Architectural plan for a new Vimy Visitors Education Centre, to open up for the centennial in 2017, will be unveiled.


Monday April 27, 2015

Reception: 6:00 pm

Dinner: 7:00 pm


Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Constitution Hall
100 Front Street West
Toronto, ON

Founded in 2006, the mission of the Vimy Foundation is to preserve and promote Canada's First World War legacy as symbolized with the victory of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917, a milestone when Canada came of age and was then recognized on the world stage. Visit for more information.



For further information: For media inquiries: Jennifer Jones, Communications Coordinator, 416.595.1917, 647.504.2220 (cell),


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