The Honourary Colonels and Commanding Officers of The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) and the 5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, will be hosting an open house and commemoration event: Vimy100 at the Bay Street Armoury (BSA) on Sunday April 9, 2017.
As part of the event an open house will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Over 30 military units, regimental-family organizations, cadet units, veterans’ organizations, museums, archives, community heritage and history groups will participate with displays and performances. We will be commemorating Canada’s success at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the selection of this site for the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the continuing significance the site and memorial has for Canadians.
Additional components of the event include:
- A traditional tea party featuring costumes, food, music and skits from the Great War era
- Musical interludes and Commemoration Program
The Township of Esquimalt Archives will be participating in the event by showcasing historical material and information related to Vimy and the First World War from an Esquimalt perspective.