Vimy Foundation receives funding for commemorative and educational initiatives

Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada honours those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace, and helps keep the memory of their achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians.

Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced funding of up to $241,000 for the Vimy Foundation over the next year, to support their project The Spirit of Vimy: Highlighting Youth Leadership and Digital Transformation.

The Spirit of Vimy is a series of commemorative and educational initiatives, including community-based youth leadership programs, the digitization of the original Canadian National Vimy Memorial maquettes and the creation of a fully bilingual digital museum focused on the Canadian experience of the First World War.

These initiatives will engage young Canadians in remembrance and will make our country’s First World War history and the legacy of those who served, accessible to more Canadians.

Funding for the project will be provided through the Commemorative Partnership Program.

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