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To commemorate the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, The Army Museum has planned a special opening - "Vimy Days" - between April 8th to 12th, 2017

Battle of Vimy Ridge - Centennial 

8 - 12 April 1917 - 2017

Our First World War Exhibition provides an opportunity to experience the stories of soldiers who played an important role in Nova Scotia's and Canada's contribution to victory in the Great War. Here you can learn about how Nova Scotia's Infantry regiments of the Canadian Expeditionary Force: the Royal Canadian Regiment, the 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia Rifles), and the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), took part in the attack on Easter Monday 100 years ago. The Canadian Corps achieved what the British and French Armies could not -  the capture of Vimy Ridge. Hill 145 on which the Vimy National Monument now stands was taken by the 85th Battalion on 9 April 1917. 

April 9th 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge. The Army Museum Halifax Citadel, along with its partners Parks Canada and Halifax Citadel Regimental Association, supported by the 5th Canadian Division, 36 Canadian Brigade Group, and the Army Cadet League of Canada (Nova Scotia) will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Vimy Ridge by presenting "Vimy Days' from April 8th through to the 12th. Please see brief outline of events below:

Saturday 8 April 2017:
9:30 am - 4 pm - The Halifax Citadel and The Army Museum Halifax Citadel will be open to visitors for free. Tour Parks Canada's First World War trench system display. Visit The Army Museum's 'Road to Vimy and Beyond' exhibit featuring the largest scale model of the Vimy National Memorial in Canada. A power-point presentation on the battle will be presented at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm in the Visitor's Theatre. The noon day gun will be fired by the Commander of 36 Brigade Group.

Sunday 9 April 2017:
9:30 am - 4 pm - The Halifax Citadel and The Army Museum Halifax Citadel will be open to visitors for free. Tour Parks Canada's First World War trench system display. Visit The Army Museum's 'Road to Vimy and Beyond' exhibit featuring the largest scale model of the Vimy National Memorial in Canada. A power-point presentation on the battle will be presented at 12pm and 3 pm in the Visitor's Theatre. The Official Commemoration Ceremony will begin at 10:30 am with 1st Field Regiment, RCA firing a 21 gun salute and continue with a parade and inspection of Army Cadets from across Nova Scotia. Units of the 36 Canadian Brigade Group will be present in the Citadel with displays on today's Army. The noon day gun will be fired by Commander 5th Canadian Division.

10-12 April 2017 - The Halifax Citadel and The Army Museum Halifax Citadel will be open to the public for free from 10 am - 4 pm.

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