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Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
6:30pm

Vimy: The Battle and the Legend with Tim Cook

Hosted by Charlotte Gray

Vimy: The Battle and the Legend with Tim Cook

Hosted by Charlotte Gray
30
Sunday
Apr
2017
6:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Tim Cook - Photo by John Williams

Join us for an insightful conversation on the defining battle of the Great War, and how it came to signify and solidify Canada’s national identity.

Why does Vimy matter? How did a four-day battle at the midpoint of the Great War, a clash that had little strategic impact on the larger Allied war effort, become elevated to a national symbol of Canadian identity? 

Tim Cook, Canada’s foremost military historian and a Charles Taylor Prize winner, examines the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the way the memory of it has evolved over 100 years.

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.

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