OTTAWA, Nov. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honorable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will join representatives from the Vimy Foundation, local students and other guests to help officially launch the Give a Vimy for Vimy campaign tomorrow at the Canadian War Museum. The campaign is a national initiative by the Vimy Foundation related to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 2017.
|Location:||Canadian War Museum|
|1 Vimy Place|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 5, 2013|
The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge is part of the "Road to 2017," a Government of Canada initiative that begins in 2014. The aim of the initiative is to commemorate significant milestones that helped shape Canada leading up to our nation's 150th birthday in 2017. One of these milestones was the Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917. Learn more at veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
The Vimy foundation