Meet the team of dedicated individuals working together towards the Vimy Foundation’s mission.
An entrepreneur and a native of Lachine, Québec, Mark Cahill has been a passionate collector of First World War Canadiana for over thirty years. In 2014, he founded the Canadian Centre for the Great War, a heritage organisation dedicated to telling Canada's First World War story through the eyes of those who lived it. Mark served as Chair of the Board until 2020 and now sits on the Heritage Committee as an advisor.
Every country needs legends, especially young countries like Canada, and Vimy’s story is perfect for inspiring Canadian pride. After living in the United Kingdom for more than 2 decades, and travelling often on the road that passes the magnificent National Vimy Memorial, Andrew Powell had the idea of bringing students from Canada, the United Kingdom and France to this site to learn about Vimy’s history and its significance for Canada. This experience gave him the motivation to create the Vimy Foundation in Canada and to register it as a charitable organization in 2006.
Our staff members all have rich and diverse backgrounds that contribute uniquely to the Foundation’s vision and help carry out its creative initiatives.
The Vimy Foundation is very fortunate to have dedicated men and women who have devoted their time and efforts to furthering the Foundation’s goals. They each bring an impressive slate of experience and skills to oversee the management and the major policy decision-making of the organization.
See the full list of Alumni Council members and learn more on our Alumni page
The very first people who supported Andrew Powell's vision for the Vimy Foundation.