Katrina Pasierbek presents Underground at Vimy: Remembering the Cave Carvers.
Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies. Admission by donation.
Located “somewhere in France” is an underground chalk cave that was used to shelter soldiers from the above ground dangers during the First World War. In the days leading up to the battle for Vimy Ridge in April 1917, Canada’s soldiers passed the time by carving personal messages and images into the soft chalk walls. Over one hundred years later, these messages and artwork remain perfectly preserved on the cave walls, and a group of Canadian volunteers are working tirelessly to ensure these carvings are preserved before it’s too late.