France Celebrates the Centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Toronto [fr]
The Consul General will attend two events on April 9 2017 in the Queen City
The Consulate General of France in Toronto is committed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. In Toronto, Consul General Marc Trouyet will attend two events of major importance:
On April 9th at 11.00am: commemorative ceremony at the monument to all wars
With the participation of French citizens living in Canada, the Vimy Foundation and a delegation of students from Toronto’s French School – all united to remember the sacrifice of soldiers who fought in France – the Consul general will place a wreath by the Cenotaph, near Toronto’s former City Hall. This event is jointly organized by the Toronto’s branches of Union des Français de l’Etranger and Français du Monde.
On April 9th as of 1.30pm: commemorative ceremony at Fort York
With the participation of Toronto’s mayor John Tory, and hundreds of attendees, the Consul General will give a speech and attend a military remembrance parade as well as a commemorative service. This event is organised by the City of Toronto.
Numerous commemorative activities will take place in Ontario and Manitoba. The list of planned events is available on Canada’s veterans’ official website.