Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

April 03, 2009 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: Winnipeg Marks the 92nd Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - April 3, 2009) - Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will take part in a ceremony of remembrance to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Family members of First World War Veterans who fought at Vimy Ridge and representatives of local Veterans' and youth organizations will be in attendance.

Members of the media are invited to attend this special event.



Location: The memorial to the 44th Battalion in Vimy Ridge Memorial Park,
located on Portage Avenue, between Canora and Home Streets,
across from the First Presbyterian Church at 61 Picardy Place.

Date: Sunday, April 5, 2009

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Photo opportunities may be arranged at this ceremony of remembrance.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Pamela Shaw
    Senior Program Officer
    Canada Remembers Program
    204-984-6295
    204-880-4767