News

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. - JOHN MORROW
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.
— image credit: JOHN MORROW

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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Fraser Health gets new president
 
Westcoast Christmas Show and Marketplace draws crowds to Tradex
 
Thousands turn out for 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Show
B.C. Federation of Labour votes to back transit referendum
 
Police say attack near library was targeted
 
Enjoy holiday tunes at Christmas at the Clarke
Q&A: Ex-transportation ministers criticize referendum, discuss TransLink
 
Burnaby Mountain protests play out on social media
 
Life on both sides of the protest line settles into routine

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.