Vimy Ridge Day (April 9, 2014)

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is approaching (May 3-10, 2014) and the theme this year is Read to Remember. To inspire students in the weeks leading up to TD Book Week, the CCBC would like to honour Vimy Ridge Day on April 9th by encouraging children and teenagers to visit or create a war memorial in their community or school.

Send us a picture of a local cenotaph or war memorial statue and we will showcase these pictures on Alternatively, you can create a memorial at your school—students could make a paper project, a mural image, a wall of paper poppies, etc. Veterans Affairs Canada has suggestions for activities with younger children.

One participating school’s name will be drawn at random to win a collection of war history-themed books. Please send us your photos by April 11, 2014 to and include information about your school and where the photo was taken.

Please note: Photos may feature the memorial alone or include students and teachers, but we need parental permission to post any photos that include minors.

Visit Veterans Affairs Canada for information about Canadian war memorials. For more information about TD Book Week, visit