Janice T.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Heritage Fair

The Battle of Vimy Ridge

My project is on the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a battle that the Canadians won against the Germans in WW1. I focused on how Canada captured Vimy Ridge, how it impacted Canada and the historical significance.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned is that the battle was not just about fighting. A lot of planning and rehearsing was needed and everything that happened before the actual fight was essential for the capture of Vimy Ridge to be successful.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Before doing this Heritage Fair project, I didn't know that much about the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which is the same for a lot of Canadians. I have learned so much from this project and I think that all Canadians should learn about this battle because it is a big part of Canadian history. Also, we shouldn't take freedom for granted.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Everyday, the soldiers lived in fear of getting injured or killed. Now, we live in a safe and free country partially because of their sacrifices.