Bastion Lighting - Vimy Ridge Day

The City of Nanaimo acknowledges Vimy Ridge Day to commemorate the deaths and casualties of members of the Canadian Corps in the Battle of Vimy Ridge during the First World War.  It was the first time Canadians fought for king and country as a distinct national army, with all four divisions entering the battle together and stormed the ridge at 5:30 am on this day.  Victory was at a heavy cost with 3,598 Canadians killed and another 7,000 wounded. 

Date: Thursday, April 9, 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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