The Vimy Foundation honours three European students with Beaverbrook Vimy

MONTREAL, April 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Vimy Foundation is very proud to announce the European winners of the 2010 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, a prestigious scholarship awarded to students from across Canada, in the United Kingdom and in France.

The European winners are:

    - Patrick Delaporte (Guesnain, France)
    - Rhia Mhajan (Ealing, London, United Kingdom)
    - Jaanuja Sriskantha (Harrow, Middlesex, United Kingdom)

The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize brings together youth aged 15-17 years old from Canada, the United Kingdom and France so that they can better appreciate their intertwined history and the lessons that can be learned from the First World War. Winners participate in a 2-week intensive scholarship program in Europe in mid-August, including visits to the iconic Vimy War Memorial and other historic sites. The program is made possible in part by the generous contribution of the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.

Twelve winners from Canada were previously announced on Friday, April 9 to coincide with Vimy Ridge Day commemorations across the country.

About the Vimy Foundation

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, a unique scholarship experience for youth from Canada, the United Kingdom and France. To mark Vimy Ridge Day (April 9) the Foundation encourages Canadians to wear a Vimy Pin - available from the Foundation - and to attend commemorative events. To learn more, visit

SOURCE Vimy Foundation

For further information: For further information: Andrew Ross, Ravenhill Communications for The Vimy Foundation, (514) 953-4877,

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