Public Service Announcement - Online Registration Required for Vimy 100 Commemorative Ceremony in France on April 9, 2017

OTTAWA, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadians interested in attending the Vimy 100 commemorative ceremony on April 9, 2017 at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France must register online by February 28, 2017.

Safety and security are paramount to this ceremony, therefore registration is mandatory. If you do not register in advance, you will be denied access to the site. Attendees will need to provide a printed copy of their official e-ticket and government-issued photo identification, such as a passport or driver's license, on the day of the event.

To register, please follow the important instructions found at:

There will be site restrictions between April 1 and 10, 2017 at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial due to event preparations. Visitors should note that the site will be closed April 6 to April 9. The site will reopen on April 10 at 9:00 am with restricted access.

For more information, please visit

For information about travelling to France, please visit Global Affairs Canada's Travel Advice and Advisories page for France.


SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information: Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468,


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