Vigil marks Vimy Ridge day
Family members, dignitaries, politicians and other participants from the public gathered on Monday night to pay their respects during a candlelight vigil marking Vimy Ridge Day. The event, hosted by the Abbotsford Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, featured descendants of Vimy Ridge veterans placing candles in memory of their ancestors’ sacrifice. The battle of Vimy Ridge began April 9, 1917 in France during the First World War. The Canadian Corps successfully battled the Germans to gain control of the strategically valuable ground.