Learning on-site in Belgium and France

Intended for 15 to 17-year-old academic achievers, the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize brings Canadian, French, and British youth together to study their shared First and Second World War histories.

Posted January 22, 2020

Using significant sites from the past to examine our contemporary world, the program creates a platform for youth to exchange information and develop their critical thinking skills while analysing historic events in situ.

Scheduled for August 8–20, 2020 in Belgium and France, students will attend lectures, visit former battlefields, tunnels and trenches, explore museums, cemeteries and monuments, participate in commemorative ceremonies, and meet a few of the remaining veterans and members of the French Resistance.

Post-program, Beaverbrook Vimy Prize alumni become ambassadors for the Vimy Foundation by sharing their knowledge with peers at school and in their communities, inspiring a new generation to study these preeminent events in world history.

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