A delegation from France is in Sydney to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a defining event in Canadian history. Almost 3,600 Canadian soldiers died and 7,000 were wounded in winning the battle.
You are invited to help welcome the delegation to City Hall at 3:30. It will also be visiting several communities including Glace Bay, Cheticamp, Port Morien and Louisbourg, following in the footsteps of John Arsenault who was killed at Vimy in 1917. Their visit also recognizes the contribution of Percival Anderson of Big Baddeck, who served as a Commanding Officer in the 85th Battalion of Overseas Nova Scotia Highlanders who took Hill 145, where the Canadian Vimy Memorial now stands.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge will be officially commemorated, nationally and internationally, on April 9.