The Vimy Foundation created the Vimy Pilgrimage Award to recognize the actions of young people who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to their communities through volunteer work, positive contributions or notable deeds that benefit their peers, school, province, or country. 

The Vimy Pilgrimage Award consists of a fully funded week-long educational program in Belgium and France to study First World War history in the places where it happened. The program is scheduled for April 2023 and features daily visits to important First World War sites including museums, monuments, and historic battlefields. Youth engage with their peers from across the country and learn about key themes such as the participation of diverse peoples; the impact on the environment; mental health during the war, among many others. A total of 22 students will be selected for the 2023 program.

Please visit our website to review the terms and conditions and to view the application form and criteria: https://vimyfoundation.ca/programs/vimy-pilgrimage-award 

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