Once again this year the Vimy Foundation has generously offered two tickets to the
sixth edition of the Vimy Foundation Reception at the French Embassy in Ottawa.
This year, as a special thank you to all those students who registered for NCHD by the
March 31 deadline, one lucky student (and their teacher!) will be given the opportunity to
attend this wonderful event.
Here’s how it works: The names of all students who registered a project for National
Capital History Day on or before March 31, 2016 will be put into a draw. On March 8,
2016, the NCHD steering committee will hold a random draw and select a name from
those registered. That student and his or her teacher will be invited to attend the Vimy
Reception on Wednesday, April 20.
You can see lots of photos of last year’s Vimy Reception here.
The reception is being held at the Embassy of France and is hosted by the Ambassador
of France to Canada, His Excellency Nicolas Chapuis.
Of course, if you don’t win, anyone with a love for Canadian history can still attend — the
event is an important fundraiser for the Foundation, whose mandate is “to preserve and
promote Canada’s First World War legacy as symbolized by the victory at the battle of
Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.”
Tickets available for purchase here.
And for more information about Vimy Ridge and its significance, especially with the
from Veterans Affairs.