The Vimy Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Vimy Pilgrimage Award, sponsored by Scotiabank. This award recognizes the actions of young people who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to volunteer work through positive contributions, notable deeds, or bravery that benefits their peers, school, community, province, or country.
Students aged 14–17 can now apply for the 2021 program here.
The Vimy Pilgrimage Award consists of a fully funded week-long educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort. The program features daily visits to important First World War sites including museums, cemeteries, and historic battlefields, as well as participation in the Vimy Day commemoration ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
20 students were selected from across Canada. We are so thankful to everyone who applied and appreciate your dedication to community service and your interest in Canadian history.
Congratulations to this year’s winners:
- Hudson Bosch — Barrie, Ontario
- Spencer Bubis — Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Coralie Bureau — Victoriaville, Québec
- Una Chang — Surrey, British Columbia
- Charles-Édouard Corgier — Lachine, Québec
- Daphne Dupuis — Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
- Alexandra Elmslie — Guelph, Ontario
- Nahira Gerster-Sim — Vancouver, British Columbia
- Elliott Grondin — Granby, Québec
- Karen Guan — North York, Ontario
- Sana Hashmat — Fredericton, New Brunswick
- Katharine Kanters — Amaranth, Ontario
- Linda Kemigisha — Edmonton, Alberta
- Anna Kouao – Vankleek Hill, Ontario
- Anuj Krishnan — Edmonton, Alberta
- Ripdaman Malhans — Delta, British Columbia
- Madison Moran — Brockville, Ontario
- Alexina Nault — Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Charlotte Schwartz — Ottawa, Ontario
- Nazanin Soghrati — Richmond Hill, Ontario