Vimy Ridge Symposium to commemorate Vimy 100


Vimy Ridge Symposium to commemorate Vimy 100

GUELPH, ON, March 28, 2017:  To commemorate the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a symposium will be held Saturday, April 8 at Guelph Civic Museum. Guest speakers include Dr. Mike Bechthold, David Webb, Robin Aggus, Ed Butts, and Linda Granfield.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was the first time during the Great War that all four Canadian divisions assembled to fight as one corps. The Canadian objective during the Vimy Ridge battle was to take control of the German-held northern escarpment. After four days of battle, the Canadian corps achieved their objective but suffered over 10,000 causalities.

10 AM – Dr. Mike Bechthold, Vimy Ridge: The Battle in Myth and Reality

11 AM – David Webb, Saving the Wounded at the Battle of Vimy Ridge

12 PM – Break for lunch

1 PM – Robin Aggus, The Pipes of War: Bagpipes in the Great War and at Vimy

2 PM – Ed Butts, Guelph’s Empty Tomb

3 PM – Linda Granfield, The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace

Tickets are $20 + HST at

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street.


Further information:
Sarah Ball | Canada 150, Guelph 190 Coordinator | Guelph Museums
Public Services | City of Guelph
T 519-836-1221 x 3392
E [email protected]

Posted by Dawn Owen on March 28, 2017