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Vimy Visitor Education Centre

The Vimy Visitor Education Centre inaugurated in 2017 is the visitor information centre on the Vimy Memorial.

While the Vimy monument itself is of course stunningly beautiful, before April 2017 visitors were given little context at the previous information booth as to why Canadians fought and died there; why Vimy remains special to the Canadian soul; and how Vimy, and other First World War battles at which Canadians fought, forever altered Canada’s status on the world stage. The Vimy Visitor Education Centre located adjacent the Vimy Monument, inaugurated at the Vimy Centennial Celebrations in April 2017 can now will answer these questions.

The Vimy Visitor Education Centre was a project in partnership with Veteran Affairs Canada ($5 million was committed by the Government of Canada in 2013).

Vimy Visitor Education Centre

Supporters

Centennial Benches

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

Gift of the Rossy Foundation

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

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

We shall never forget their service and sacrifice.

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: 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.

Miner Family Canada

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

The Province of Alberta

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

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

Karen Girling, Bruce MacLellan, Ally and Sara,

in memory of those who served.

Hamilton Academy of Medicine in support of Docs on Ice

John and Pattie Cleghorn and Family

The Vimy Oaks Legacy Corporation

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.

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

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.

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.

New Brunswick Remembers

Donated by the Province of New Brunswick

10th Battalion Calgary Highlanders “The Fighting 10th”

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.

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

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

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.

Donnelly Automotive Group, Ottawa

Robert C. Douglas and Joanne R. Sutherland

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

Landscape Ontario

Tattersall family and Heathbridge Capital Management

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

TAO Asset Management

Royal Military Colleges of Canada, Class of 1973.

Truth, Duty, Valour / Vérité, Devoir, Vaillance

The Burton Family

In memory of Graham Burton

Ken and Dianne Griffith & Family

The Croxon Family

The Kelsall Family

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

Mike Stollery Automotive Partnerships

In honour of Private G. R. Mowforth

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

In Memory of General Sir Arthur Currie

Randy & Carolyn Peek & Family

Robert Francis

Robert Quartermain

Flinker Family

The Galt Family.

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

The Dalglish Family

The Wood Family

in memory of Flight Lieutenant John Harvie Wiley

The Cadets of the Eastern Arctic.

Thank you for your Gift of Freedom.

The Shanahan Carriage Company

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

Matt and Erin Giffen & Family

Amelia & Lino Saputo Jr. Foundation

For Brave Valentine, with Love The Hyatt Family

A.Coburn & D.Auringer families

In memory of Thomas Wilson, 196th Battalion CEF

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

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

In memory of Bill and Joan Livingston

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

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

We Will Remember You.

The Boquist Family

Bain Family

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

Karen Miller and Gerald McDonnell

The Wyant Family

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

Ainslie Hogan and sons

The Fraser Family

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

The Clarke Family

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

From the Capern Walimaki Family

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

The MFL Jaques Family

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

Pembcorp Automotive Group

Shannon Family

in loving memory of of our grandfather Wilfrid J. Fagan

The Ritz & Hunt families

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

The Vickers Family

in memory of Gunner Arthur Vickers and Private Arthur Fordham

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

Industrial Alliance

Honour – Courage – Sacrifice / Royal Canadian Navy

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!

Assurant

Joseph L. Campbell and Joan Miller-Campbell

Harold S. Hadley & Claudia J. Kennedy

Shan & Rav Rupnarain, Edmonton, Alberta

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

Barry & Elizabeth A. Peacock

In memory of Robert Charles Peacock

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

In memory of Andrew Powell

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

The Kelleher Family

In memory of Dr. W.R. Harwood

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

Costigan family

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

The Glover Family

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

Ian & Christie Gray Family, Port Credit Ontario

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

Remembering Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives For Ours

LCol William and Carolyn Patton

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

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

Irene Topits

The Mews Family

In memory of Lieutenant Henry (Harry) George Reginald Mews

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

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

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

Alan Greenberg, Darcia Rowntree and Families

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