April 9: Vimy Ridge Day

In 2003, the Government of Canada declared April 9 Vimy Ridge Day to honour and remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place from April 9-12, 1917. Commemorate this day in your classroom or library with At Vimy Ridge: Canada’s Greatest World War I Victory. Canadian children’s author Hugh Brewster honours the men who fought at Vimy Ridge — a pivotal World War I battle that many historians view as the battle that defined Canada as a nation — and those who gave their lives. This title is also available in French as La bataille de Vimy: l’exploit des Canadiens, avril 1917.

To learn more about the battle fo Vimy Ridge and subsequent battles, young readers can read Brewster’s latest book, From Vimy to Victory: Canada’s Fight to the Finish in World War I. After their hard-won victory at Vimy Ridge, Canada’s soldiers proved themselves again and again on bloody battlefields. This title is also available in French as De Vimy à victoire: Le combat du Canada durant la Première Guerre mondiale.