The Vimy Pilgrimage Award

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2019 Vimy Pilgrimage Award

Young Canadians, 14-17 years of age, who demonstrate a commitment to volunteer work through outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, and bravery are eligible to apply for the Vimy Foundation’s annual Vimy Pilgrimage Award. The Award is a fully-funded immersive educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort.

The 2019 program, scheduled for April 2–10, will feature interactive education and visits to significant First World War sites, museums, cemeteries, historic battlefields, and memorials including the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Twenty youth from across Canada will be selected to explore our nation’s history abroad.

Deadline: Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 11:59pm (Pacific).

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There will be twenty awards available consisting of a fully-funded, week-long educational program for one to Belgium and France.


The itinerary includes museum, cemetery, historic site and battlefield visits. Read the full itinerary.

Thank you to Scotiabank for their generous support of the Vimy Pilgrimage Award. Scotiabank aims to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential, and has been investing in Canadian communities for 185 years.

Air Canada is proud to support our youth and tomorrow’s leaders by sponsoring the 2019 Vimy Pilgrimage Award, allowing 20 exceptional teenagers from across Canada to learn and remember.
Thank you to Canada’s National History Society for their ongoing support of the Vimy Pilgrimage Award.
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