Vimy Foundation

Vimy Foundation

May 26, 2015 07:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Annual Grande Soiree Vimy in Support of Those Who Served Canada in the Great War

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 26, 2015) -

What: The annual Grande Soirée Vimy, hosted by the Vimy Foundation and presented by BMO Financial Group and Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., to help raise awareness of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, highlight the role that Quebec played in the First World War, and share plans for the centennial commemorations set for 2017.
Who: Over 200 guests from the business, political, and military communities will join us for a memorable evening. L. Jacques Ménard, President of BMO Financial Group, will speak to the importance of celebrating historical milestones in our country's history. Christopher Sweeney of the Vimy Foundation will update guests on the progress of the new Vimy Visitors Education Centre and announce significant fundraising milestones.
When: Tuesday May 26, 2015
Reception: 6:00 pm
Remarks: 6:45 pm
Where: Executive Suite of the Bank of Montreal
14th Floor
129 rue Saint-Jacques,
Montréal, QC H2Y 1L6

Founded in 2006, the mission of the Vimy Foundation is to preserve and promote Canada's First World War legacy as symbolized with the victory of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917, a milestone when Canada came of age and was then recognized on the world stage. Visit www.vimyfoundation.ca for more information.

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