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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

April 9, Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Dear Educator,

On April 9, 1917, a hundred thousand Canadian soldiers from
coast-to-coast fought at Vimy Ridge in France. Our impressive victory in
this First World War battle helped earn our young country a new respect
on the international stage. This year marks the 95th anniversary of the
Battle of Vimy Ridge and thousands of Canadian students will travel to
Europe to help commemorate this special milestone.

We offer a wealth of information about this important battle and
Canada's role in the First World War:

- Visit the '95th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge' Web
feature for historical, remembrance and learning resources to help your
students learn more about this key chapter in our country's history.

- Even if your students won't be in France, that doesn't mean they
can't see the Canadian National Vimy Memorial up close. Check out our
'Experience Vimy' multimedia feature and conduct a virtual tour of
this special place.

- The voices of the past come alive in the 'First World War Audio
Archive' to tell the experiences of those Canadians who served in the

- Our comprehensive data disc-based learning kit on the First and
Second World Wars is available free of charge. Order it today using our
on-line ordering system.

The Veterans Affairs Canada Learning Team