An evening featuring Ted Barris
On this day before Remembrance Day, join us for an evening to remember Vimy. The WWI battle of Vimy Ridge took place in April, 1917. The achievements and the sacrifices made by the Canadian soldiers became a defining moment in history of a young nation.
Our featured guest this evening is Ted Barris, author of national bestseller Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age April 9–12, 1917. We also welcome Andrew Yin, a student winner of the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, who will speak of his pilgrimage to the Canadian Memorial at Vimy, and Jeremy Diamond of the Vimy Foundation, sharing news of the Visitor Education Centre due to be unveiled there in April, 2017.
Ted Barris’s book Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age April 9–12,1917 was published in 2008 and became a national bestseller. Mr. Barris’s military histories have highlighted Canadian action at Juno Beach, in the Allied air war and in Korea. The Great Escape: A Canadian Story won a 2014 Libris Best Non-Fiction Book Award as well as a “certificate of honor” from US veterans’ group, Stalag Luft III PoW Assoc.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
6:45 p.m. – Reception
7:30 p.m. – Speakers
St. John’s York Mills Church
19 Don Ridge Drive
All are Welcome
Don’t miss this singular event! This event is presented in honour of St. John’s 200th anniversary. St. John’s York Mills Church is east of Yonge Street between York Mills Road and Highway 401. It is accessible by car via Old Yonge Street to Don Ridge Drive, and from York Mills subway station by walking north to the footpath (with stairs) up the hill.
Vimy memorial picture credit: Carcharoth, derivative work: Labattblueboy, from Wikimedia.