Canada’s History is hosting free education and community-based webinars inspired by the theme, Historic Venues, and the next one is about the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
On Wednesday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, Blake Seward and Mason Black will present Road to Vimy 2017 Lest We Forget Project.
The centennial of the Great War has arrived. Over the course of the next four years Canadians will strive to remember and commemorate the soldiers that died during those tragic years. One of Canada’s momentous events during the Great War is the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The Road to Vimy 2017 Lest We Forget project is designed to have Canada’s students become the custodians of the memory of Canada’s soldiers that were killed during the Easter weekend of April 1917.
For this Canada’s History series, presenters use physical and digital venues — such as historic sites, museums, websites, and classrooms — to discuss a variety of themes, including Confederation, the First and Second World Wars, maritime history, and Canadian society.
Other upcoming webinars in the series are:
April 27 — To Know Where You’re Going, You Have to Know Where You’ve Been
May 6 — Guelph Museums commemorate “In Flanders Fields”
May 26 — Where do History and Community Meet? (about historic Edmonton)
You can register here for one or all of the above webinars.
All webinars will be recorded and uploaded to Canada’s History on YouTube following the webinar. It is worth taking a look at their collection of YouTube videos.
For each webinar you attend, you will receive one entry in a draw for a chance to win a book published by Canada’s History. The winner will be able to choose from Canada’s Great War Album, 100 Photos That Changed Canada, or 100 Days That Changed Canada. The draw will take place Friday, May 29, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time.