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Return to Vimy

We partnered with the National Film Board of Canada on a short film featuring colourized First World War footage.

A New Dimension to Well-Known Battle Scenes

As part of the Vimy Foundation’s First World War in Colour project, we have partnered with the National Film Board of Canada on a unique and exciting short film featuring colourized First World War footage. We hope it will help Canadians better appreciate what the First World War may have been like for the people who lived it.

The NFB and the Vimy Foundation have been working together to spread greater awareness about Canada’s role in the First World War since 2014. With over 600 films on both World Wars, the NFB was the perfect partner to help bring this film to life! To explore their collection visit their website.

Return to Vimy uses an evocative storyline interweaving colourized archives and brief segments of animation to tell the story of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces’ efforts during the First World War. Inspired by the pilgrimage of thousands of yearly visitors to the Vimy Memorial, this is the first time the NFB has colourized its own archives for a film. Colour brings a new dimension to well-known battle scenes, rarely seen behind-the-line footage and the only panoramic shot of Vimy Ridge, filmed right after the victory.

Return to Vimy

Vimy Like Never Before

This creative interpretation of original footage will bring Canadians of today closer to those who sacrificed so much.

Supporters

Centennial Benches

Thank you to our generous sponsors whose contributions helped shaped the Centennial Park.

Rocky Mountain Rangers 172 Battalion Kamloops BC Canada Hon. Lt. Col. T.D.F. Newell

New Brunswick Remembers

Donated by the Province of New Brunswick

In memory of: Donald Wilfred Machum 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles 1895 – 1966 Donald Alexander Machum 1927 – 2007

The Graham & Gayle Cooke Foundation Vancouver, Canada

In loving memory of grandfather Pte. Hugh MacDougall, 1/1st Lovat’s Scouts Yeomanry Wounded at Gallipoli, Sept., 1915. Je Suis Prest.

The Government of Ontario is proud to pay tribute to the Canadians heroes who bravely fought to preserve our values and freedoms. We are forever grateful for their service and sacrifice.

In grateful memory of the men of the 13th, 42nd and 73rd Battalions C.E.F. who valiantly fought here in 1917.

Perpetuated by: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

In memory of Helen Allen Stacey who connected thousands of needy children with adoptive parents and Col. C.P. Stacey, professor and official historian of the Canadian Army in the Second World War.

Remembered by their loving families and friends.

Miner Family Canada

Asseyez-vous. Enjoy the view of freedom they would insist. John Adie RFA 1914-18.

The Government of Nova Scotia commemorates Nova Scotians who served, and continue to serve Canada.

We shall never forget their service and sacrifice.

Gift of the Rossy Foundation

Karen Girling, Bruce MacLellan, Ally and Sara,

in memory of those who served.

The Vimy Oaks Legacy Corporation

In dedication to the brave men and women who fought for freedom at Vimy Ridge

On behalf of Husky Injection Molding Systems

In memory of all soldiers who served and gave their lives for our freedom. Fasken

In memory of their valour and their bravery.

The people of Manitoba, Canada will never forget the many who fought and died for our freedom.

10th Battalion Calgary Highlanders “The Fighting 10th”

John and Pattie Cleghorn and Family

The Province of Alberta

remembers those Albertans who served their country in the First World War, and subsequent wars.

The gift of The Peter Cundill Foundation on behalf of F Peter Cundill 1938-2011;

a great Canadian, whose deep understanding of history afforded him a profound appreciation of the valour and the gritty determination displayed by his countrymen at Vimy.

Hamilton Academy of Medicine in support of Docs on Ice

Supporters

Centennial Trees

We would like to thank our generous donors who helped bring this memorial to life with their kind contributions.

Karen Miller and Gerald McDonnell

The Burton Family

In memory of Graham Burton

Honour – Courage – Sacrifice / Royal Canadian Navy

The Kelleher Family

In memory of Dr. W.R. Harwood

Graham Campbell & Rachel St. John

Shan & Rav Rupnarain, Edmonton, Alberta

“But honor the sacred mem’ry / Of those who for honor tried” Frank S. Brown, The Pats, 1915.

A.Coburn & D.Auringer families

In memory of Thomas Wilson, 196th Battalion CEF

Royal Military Colleges of Canada, Class of 1973.

Truth, Duty, Valour / Vérité, Devoir, Vaillance

The Galt Family.

In memory of the brave souls who fought for our freedoms. We owe you immeasurable Gratitude.

Courage Remembered – In loving memory of G. Kingsley Ward and Adele E. Ward

Joseph L. Campbell and Joan Miller-Campbell

Barry & Elizabeth A. Peacock

In memory of Robert Charles Peacock

The Cadets of the Eastern Arctic.

Thank you for your Gift of Freedom.

Maureen Bianchini Purvis, Randall Purvis, Sara McNeill, Keely Yates, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Dedicated on behalf of the No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation, to all that rest upon this sacred Canadian land in France. We encourage all and especially, the world’s youth, to gaze upon its beauty and understand that the oak tree is a symbol of Bravery, Power, Protection and Truth. Please remember their sacrifices and the strength it took to defend us. We hope all will make a pledge, when they stand before it, to remember. May they be commemorated forever and our gratitude infinite. Peace be with you.

Alan Greenberg, Darcia Rowntree and Families

In loving memory of our angel Barbara (Glica) Sweeney 1957 – 2019. You live in our hearts.

The Wyant Family

in memory of Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon M. Wyant, OC, CD, QHP

Donnelly Automotive Group, Ottawa

The MFL Jaques Family

In loving memory of Lieutenant Maurice Alexander Jaques, lost Sept 3, 1916

The Men and Women of the Royal Canadian Chaplain Service / Les hommes et les femmes du Service de l’aumônerie royale canadienne

The Clarke Family

To honour ARLINGTON CLARKE and the many brave Canadians who fought at Vimy Ridge.

Harold S. Hadley & Claudia J. Kennedy

Mike Stollery Automotive Partnerships

In honour of Private G. R. Mowforth

Ken and Dianne Griffith & Family

Ainslie Hogan and sons

Flinker Family

Shannon Family

in loving memory of of our grandfather Wilfrid J. Fagan

Mr. & Mrs. S. Mehta, Mississauga, ON

In memory of our beloved servicemen who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Requiescat in pace.

Robert Francis

Bain Family

In memory of Pvt William Arthur Wilcox, 15th Bn, lost at Festubert, France May 21, 1915

The Knights and Dames of the Order of St. George Canada.

We Will Remember You.

The family of Pte. Thomas Lloyd Smith – April 27, 1917, Vimy Ridge

Matt and Erin Giffen & Family

Amelia & Lino Saputo Jr. Foundation

Randy & Carolyn Peek & Family

For Brave Valentine, with Love The Hyatt Family

La Municipalité régionale de Halifax est honorée de soutenir le maintien du legs des chênes de Vimy.

Robert C. Douglas and Joanne R. Sutherland

In Honour of James R. Sutherland Sr. 44th Bn(Manitoba)

The Shanahan Carriage Company

in memory of Lieutenant-Colonel John H. Chipman, MC, VD

Ian & Christie Gray Family, Port Credit Ontario

Irene Topits

In memory of Capt Frank Edgar Hamblin, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles

TAO Asset Management

Assurant

The Glover Family

honours Sergeant Winfred (Fred) Alexander Glover, 21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

The Boquist Family

The Vickers Family

in memory of Gunner Arthur Vickers and Private Arthur Fordham

The Wood Family

in memory of Flight Lieutenant John Harvie Wiley

In memory of Andrew Powell

Pembcorp Automotive Group

The Men and Women of Operation Guardian Force who care for and Remember our Veterans

Le 22e Régiment, le Régiment de Maisonneuve, les Fusiliers Mont-Royal

Costigan family

In memory of Major John Francis Costigan, 50th Battalion infantry. April 4th 1917 Canada.

The Fraser Family

In memory of Frederick Thomas Lodge & John (Jack) Fraser

Craig, Debois, Isaacs, Mierins, Tilgner, Warner.

Remembering Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives For Ours

The Dalglish Family

We remember Jack and Fred Evans, brothers from Parkland, Alberta, who died at the Somme in Nov. 1916

Robert Quartermain

Landscape Ontario

The Kelsall Family

In honour of Corporal Samuel Lester Kelsall 58th Battalion 9th MGC 3rd Division

The Mews Family

In memory of Lieutenant Henry (Harry) George Reginald Mews

From the Capern Walimaki Family

In loving memory of our ancestors who sacrificed for us all.

In memory of soldiers of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry who paid the supreme sacrifice 9-12 April 1917

Honouring the sacrifices of University of Toronto students, alumni, faculty and staff.

In Memory of General Sir Arthur Currie

The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, The Royal Regiment of Canada, and the 48th Highlanders of Canada

salute their perpetuated CEF battalions – 3rd, 15th, 58th, 83rd, 92nd, 95th, 123rd, 124th, 134th, 166th, 170th, 198th, 204th and 255th. We will remember them!

Industrial Alliance

In memory of Bill and Joan Livingston

The Ritz & Hunt families

in memory of Pte Harry Franklin Ritz (78th Bn)

The Croxon Family

LCol William and Carolyn Patton

In memory of LT T.J. Taylor, Cpl R. Anderson, and Pte W. Coolen

Tattersall family and Heathbridge Capital Management

We will remember them. Forever grateful, the Tattersall family and Heathbridge Capital Management

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