At the Guelph Civic Museum today, there is a symposium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian attack on Vimy Ridge. The battle began on April 9th of 1917, and would take the lives of 3,600 Canadians.
7,000 more would wounded.
Guelph writer and editor, Ed Butts, will speak to the gathering this afternoon, about the Guelph Cenotaph, and some of its names.
A couple of the names have a Vimy connection.
The symposium begins this morning. tickets are $20 available at the Civic Museum.
Tomorrow, in France, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and many other dignitaries, will be on hand for the official Vimy ceremonies.