Commemorative ceremony to mark the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Media advisory

Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France The public and the media are invited to attend a Government of Canada ceremony to mark Vimy Ridge Day at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in the Pas-de-Calais, France.

On behalf of the Government of Canada, John Desrosiers, Director, European Operations will join M. Jean-François Raffy, sous-préfet of Lens and representative of the French Republic; members of the Canadian Armed Forces; Veterans; military representatives from other countries; and Canadian and French citizens to pay tribute to all who have served their countries in times of war, conflict and peace.

Location:   Canadian National Vimy Memorial

                   Route D55 (Route d’Acheville)

                   Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France

Date:          Monday, April 9, 2018

Time:          3:00 p.m. CEST  

                   (Please arrive before 2:30 p.m.)


Media inquiries:

Jean-Pierre J. Godbout
Program Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
+001 514 209 1622
Jean-Pierre.Godbout@vac-acc.gc.ca

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468
vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca

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