Minister MacAulay to participate in ceremony marking the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Media advisory

Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will participate in a ceremony to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France.

Minister MacAulay, along with other event participants, will be available to media following the event.

Location:   Canadian National Vimy Memorial

                    Route D55

                    Vimy, France


Date:          Saturday, April 9, 2022

Time:          14:00 CET

                   (Please arrive before 13:30 CET)

If you anticipate any accessibility barriers, please let us know and we will work with you to enable your participation.

Media and guests are asked to respect physical distancing guidelines from the local health authority. Wearing masks is strongly encouraged especially when not able to maintain physical distance.

Anyone interested in but unable to attend this event can watch the livestream on our Facebook page


Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada

John Embury
Director, Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs

Marie Cousin
Press Secretary
Embassy of Canada in France

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