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.

Community Events, April 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Apr 11 edition online now. Browse the archives.