Vimy Reception at the Embassy [fr]
The fifth edition of the Vimy Reception was held at the Embassy of France in Ottawa on March 31st, 2015.
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- MM. Steven BLANEY, Ministre de la Sécurité publique et de la Protection; l’ambassadeur Nicolas Chapuis et Jason KENNEY, Ministre de la Défense nationale et Ministre du Multiculturalisme
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- L’ambassadeur et Tony CLEMENT, Président du Conseil du Trésor
All of the funds raised at this event will go to youth education programs, such as the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize and the Vimy Pilgrimage Award. Furthermore, over the next two years, leading up to the centennial anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, the Vimy Foundation will work to raise funds for the new Education Centre that will be built at the site of the Canadian Vimy Monument in France.
The focus of the 2015 edition of this event was on the countdown to the Vimy centennial anniversary in 2017.