Students can win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France.
Young Canadians, aged 14-17, who demonstrate outstanding service, positive contributions, bravery or leadership are eligible to apply for the Vimy Foundation’s annual Vimy Pilgrimage Award.
This is a fully-funded immersive educational program in France and Belgium to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort.
Scheduled for April 7-16, 2017, the program will include interactive education and visits to significant First World War battlefields, cemeteries, and memorials including the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. The 2017 visit to Vimy will be a unique occasion: on April 9, students will be joined by thousands of others from Canada and around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the historic battle.
17 Canadian students will be chosen to participate alongside students from Belgium, Great Britain, France, and Germany, for a truly international educational experience.
Applicants need to submit a motivation letter (500-word maximum) outlining the reasons why they are worthy of the award.
In choosing award winners, the Award Committee will put great weight on the enthusiasm and excitement displayed in the motivation letter.
Applications must also include two letters of support by a teacher, guidance counsellor or principal; service club; community, provincial or federal organization; or a member of the community.
Deadline: November 11, 2016.
Application process can be found at http://www.canadashistory.ca/VimyAward
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