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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.

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.

Gift of the Rossy Foundation

Miner Family Canada

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

The Vimy Oaks Legacy Corporation

Hamilton Academy of Medicine in support of Docs on Ice

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

We shall never forget their service and sacrifice.

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.

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 their valour and their bravery.

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

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

10th Battalion Calgary Highlanders “The Fighting 10th”

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.

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

Karen Girling, Bruce MacLellan, Ally and Sara,

in memory of those who served.

New Brunswick Remembers

Donated by the Province of New Brunswick

The Province of Alberta

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

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

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.

John and Pattie Cleghorn and Family

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

Supporters

Centennial Trees

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

Graham Campbell & Rachel St. John

The Boquist Family

Amelia & Lino Saputo Jr. Foundation

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!

Royal Military Colleges of Canada, Class of 1973.

Truth, Duty, Valour / Vérité, Devoir, Vaillance

Mike Stollery Automotive Partnerships

In honour of Private G. R. Mowforth

Irene Topits

The Kelsall Family

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

The Dalglish Family

The Burton Family

In memory of Graham Burton

The Kelleher Family

In memory of Dr. W.R. Harwood

The Clarke Family

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

The Glover Family

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

Robert Quartermain

Honour – Courage – Sacrifice / Royal Canadian Navy

Bain Family

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

The Ritz & Hunt families

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

The Shanahan Carriage Company

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

Robert C. Douglas and Joanne R. Sutherland

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

Alan Greenberg, Darcia Rowntree and Families

Barry & Elizabeth A. Peacock

In memory of Robert Charles Peacock

Matt and Erin Giffen & Family

Robert Francis

The Fraser Family

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

Donnelly Automotive Group, Ottawa

From the Capern Walimaki Family

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

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

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

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

In memory of Bill and Joan Livingston

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

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

Ian & Christie Gray Family, Port Credit Ontario

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

Ken and Dianne Griffith & Family

Industrial Alliance

Assurant

For Brave Valentine, with Love The Hyatt Family

Tattersall family and Heathbridge Capital Management

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

Ainslie Hogan and sons

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

The Mews Family

In memory of Lieutenant Henry (Harry) George Reginald Mews

Joseph L. Campbell and Joan Miller-Campbell

Pembcorp Automotive Group

A.Coburn & D.Auringer families

In memory of Thomas Wilson, 196th Battalion CEF

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

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

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

Remembering Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives For Ours

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

Costigan family

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

Shannon Family

in loving memory of of our grandfather Wilfrid J. Fagan

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.

Harold S. Hadley & Claudia J. Kennedy

Flinker Family

Karen Miller and Gerald McDonnell

The Wood Family

in memory of Flight Lieutenant John Harvie Wiley

The Croxon Family

The Galt Family.

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

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

The Vickers Family

in memory of Gunner Arthur Vickers and Private Arthur Fordham

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

The MFL Jaques Family

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

The Cadets of the Eastern Arctic.

Thank you for your Gift of Freedom.

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

TAO Asset Management

Landscape Ontario

Randy & Carolyn Peek & Family

The Wyant Family

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

In memory of Andrew Powell

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

We Will Remember You.

In Memory of General Sir Arthur Currie

LCol William and Carolyn Patton

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

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