Vimy Ridge 100th anniversary to be marked by parade in Red Deer

First World War battle was defining moment in Canadian history

  • Apr. 5, 2017 8:00 a.m.

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France

Soldiers will parade in downtown Red Deer on Sunday in recognition of April 9, 1917, when thousands of Canadians gave their lives in their victorious battle at Vimy Ridge.

The 100th anniversary of the battle that claimed 3,598 lives will be honoured when soldiers from 41 Signal Regiment and 78 Field Battery, 20 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, holding the parade and Remembrance Ceremony to recognize the centennial anniversary of Canada’s victory at Vimy Ridge.

Also participating are members of the 1390 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCSCC), 126 RCSCC, 24 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) and the Royal Canadian Legion.

The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. with soldiers marching from the parking lot at 52nd Street and Gaetz Avenue to the Cenotaph downtown. The ceremony will be conducted at the Cenotaph on 50th Street.

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