OTTAWA, March 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Adele Fifield, a native of Trinity East,
Newfoundland, will join the official Government delegation to France next
month to mark the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the
unveiling of the restored Vimy Memorial.
She will represent the National Council of Veteran Associations (NCVA) on
the pilgrimage, which departs Canada on April 5th. The official commemoration
ceremony will take place in the afternoon on April 9th in France, at which
time the restored monument will be rededicated.
A Graduate of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, which she
joined after losing her leg to cancer at the age of 13, Ms. Fifield now
directs the Association's National Amputee Centre. She is also President of
The War Amps Operation Legacy, one of the 57 member-groups of the NCVA.
Consisting of some 200 older members and Graduates of CHAMP, Operation Legacy
passes on the 'NEVER AGAIN' message of the horrors of war from war amputees to
the younger generation. Operation Legacy asks Canada's youth to promote the
veterans' remembrance message.
Ms Fifield, a graduate of Memorial University, is honoured to take part
in this historic occasion. "Being part of such an important ceremony will be a
profoundly moving experience. Though it hardly seems enough, it will be a
chance to thank those who sacrificed so much for our country."
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