Vimy Ridge ceremony to be held on Saturday

On Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. there will be a short ceremony held in recognition of the anniversary of Vimy Ridge

On Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. there will be a short ceremony held in recognition of the anniversary of Vimy Ridge at the cenotaph in Memorial Park.

Hosted by the Sylvan Lake Legion Branch No. 212, the ceremony coincides Vimy Ridge Day, an annual observance on April 9 to remember Canadians who victoriously fought in the battle of Vimy Ridge in northern France during the First World War.

The Legion is also sponsoring a Veterans’ Luncheon which will be served at noon by the Ladies Auxiliary. All veterans and their families are invited to attend. The luncheon will be followed by initiation of new members, with the ceremony at the cenotaph to follow at 2 p.m. If weather conditions are unfavourable the ceremony will take place inside.

“Vimy was a great victory,” said Gord Graham, president of the Sylvan Lake Legion. “April 9, 1917 was likely the single bloodiest day in the history of the war for the Canadian Corps. Overall, Vimy stands as a great Canadian victory.”

For more information contact Gord Graham at 403 304 7805.


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