2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. In this Speakers Series based on his book Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9 – 12, 1917, Ted Barris reconstructs the blow-by-blow moments of that historic four-day operation, that some say changed the momentum of the war. It put Allied troops in control of the strategic Vimy heights for good. For the first time, it sent the most powerful army in Europe into full retreat. It also firmly established the four Canadian Infantry Divisions as the most effective fighting force on the Western Front.
Ted Barris is an award-winning journalist, author of 18 books, and broadcaster. For more than 40 years, his writing has regularly appeared in the national press – Globe and Mail, National Post, as well as magazines as diverse as Legion, Air Force, esprit de corps, Quill and Quire, and Zoomer. He has also worked as host/contributor for most CBC Radio network programs and on TV Ontario. He is a full-time professor of journalism and broadcasting at Toronto’s Centennial College.
If you are a fan of history, visual presentations, and lively discussion, then you won’t want to miss this Speakers Series. Admission is $10 /per person. A portion of the proceeds will go to a local conservation organization.