Remembering The Battle At Vimy Ridge

Many of the soldiers who fought trained at Base Borden

It was considered a turning point in the First World War and a defining moment for Canada as a nation – The Battle of Vimy Ridge. It was 99 years ago more than 100,000 Canadians took part in the battle on the western front in Europe, capturing more enemy soldiers and equipment than any other nation had to that point. Nearly 3600 Canadians died in the effort. A Vimy Commemoration Ceremony was held this morning at Base Borden, where many of the soldiers who fought at Vimy were trained. There are ceremonies at Legion branches across Canada today. And 50 students from Nantyr Shores Secondary School in Innisfil will march this afternoon to the cenotaph in Lefroy to mark the battle. They’re raising money for a trip to Vimy next year to mark the 100th Anniversary.