2017 Reunion around Vimy 100th Anniversary?

Vimy, FRANCE: Canadian soldiers parade in front of the Canadian memorial, 07 April 2007 in Vimy (northern France), to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, a painful World War I victory that firmed Canada's national identity. Almost 7.000 Canadians will travel to northern France on 09 April to commemorate the anniversary, that will be led by Canadian Prime minister Stephen Harper and his family, who will honor the memory of Canadian soldiers killed during the battle. A total 3,598 Canadian Corps troops were killed and 7,004 were wounded over four days of fighting as they seized control of the ridge from German soldiers.   AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Vimy, FRANCE: Canadian soldiers parade in front of the Canadian memorial on April 7, 2007 in Vimy ((Photo credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Back in December, John Tarzwell commented:

Can I suggest, since there seem to be rumblings afoot, some form of reunion (formal or not) scheduled to take place around the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, 9 – 11 April, 2017?
It would permit a number of our group to participate in both events, and I plan to take as many of my family as are vertical, not to say, ambulatory.

God help us all, it’s only a couple of years away…

There has been some interest expressed so now is the time to determine whether the interest (possible attendees as well as organizers) is sufficient. Therefore,  we inviting anyone who might be interested to fill out our survey.


13 thoughts on “2017 Reunion around Vimy 100th Anniversary?”

  1. I would be interested in attending another school reunion in Metz. I’d also be willing to help with the organizing, but not take the lead role.

    Coordinating it with the Vimy celebrations makes a lot of sense. There may be airline discounts or other benefits as well as taking in the historic moment.

  2. I know my brother will attend as he was at that reunion and I will surely go with him for this reunion I will pass this on to him as he doesn’t use Facebook

  3. I look forward to hearing more about both venues-have not been in Metz since 1965 despite many trips to Europe with my wife Wilma. We both enjoyed the Ottawa reunion and will put this on our calendar.

  4. I wish you the best with this reunion. My husband & I had hoped to attend but he has now been committed to be on the organizing committee for a similar trip with a Service organization he belongs to in Calgary. Enjoy!

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