More than 400 students and staff from secondary schools in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) are travelling to Europe this spring to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The County of Simcoe and the Nottawasaga Inn Resort have provided commemorative clothing for the students and staff who are travelling to Vimy in April. The students will wear the apparel to represent Simcoe County while on the trip.
“The trip will enhance student learning about this significant event in the history of Canada and the world,” says Brian MacIsaac, Principal of Student Success. “We’re grateful to our staff and parents for supporting this trip for our students, and we thank the County and Nottawasaga Inn for their generosity in supplying the sweatshirts.”
“The Battle of Vimy Ridge is considered a defining moment in Canadian history,” says Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall. “This spring, these students will represent Simcoe County as they travel to the Vimy Memorial and remember the countless acts of bravery and sacrifice of the more than 15,000 Canadians who stormed the Ridge on April 9, 1917. What a great tribute to have these young leaders of tomorrow to stand together as one group and remember.”