Programs

Beaverbrook Vimy Prize

The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize (BVP) is a unique learning experience in Belgium and France, awarded to outstanding youth between 15-17 years of age.

Why apply for the BVP?

Through this two-week-long experiential program, Canadian, British and French recipients study the interwoven First and Second World War history of their respective countries. Through this immersive experience, recipients gain a unique, international perspective on the history of the world wars and their impact.

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Explore

In Belgium and France, students attend lectures and commemorative events, visit former battlefields, trenches and underground tunnels, museums and cemeteries, and explore monuments such as the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.

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Connect

Alumni from the BVP go on to share their knowledge and fresh perspectives with their peers, schools, and communities. They become ambassadors for the Foundation and continue to interact with their peers through the Vimy Foundation Alumni Circle.

Deliver the program

Please verify the application status below and read the
terms and conditions for program details. Contact us at programs@vimyfoundation.ca if you have any questions.

1 - Apply

Please fill out the application form before the deadline. The application will include contact information, essay components, your letter of reference and your resume.

2 - Review process

A selection committee will review all applications. Select candidates will be contacted for a virtual interview. All applicants will be notified whether they have been selected or not.

3 - Accept the award

Recipients will be notified by email and will have five days to accept the award. Recipients and their parents/guardians will complete the acceptance form.

4 - Participate!

Meet fellow participants; research your chosen soldier or nurse; work on your group project; and visit First and Second World War sites in Europe!

Participate now!

The program is scheduled for [dates]. Apply online before [date].

Applications are currently closed.

Please check back at a later date and see resources below.

Resources

Beaverbrook Vimy Prize 2020: Terms & Conditions

Announcing the 2020 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize Recipients!

Sponsors

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors help make out programs a possibility.

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"The Beaverbrook Vimy Program changed my outlook on the way we perceive and discuss historical events. I had incredible discussions with my peers and learned to question and think about why it is that we emphasize certain historical events over others. Most of all I had so much fun connecting with people with similar interest as myself and having the opportunity to get physically immersed in places with a rich history."

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Beaverbrook Vimy Prize Alumni
Beaverbrook Vimy Prize Alumni

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