We are going to share today is what national day? The Heritage Fair was established in 1973 by the Heritage Canada Foundation. International day of Canadian heritage takes place every third Monday in February. Its primary objective is the promotion of Canada’s historic, architectural and natural heritage, which is of particular importance nationally.
International Day of Canadian Heritage February 16
A “piece” of Canadian territory in the Pas-de-Calais (yes, in France!).
This monument represents Canada’s most impressive tribute to those of its citizens who fought and gave their lives in the First World War.
Strategic highlights, offering breathtaking views of the mining basin, the Artois hills which were repeatedly the scene of violent and bloody fighting. The Canadian Vimy Memorial is the most prestigious Canadian monument in Europe, which has become a Canadian land “a gift of the French nation to the Canadian people” and a symbol of international history, engraved with the names of the victims of the fighting. It was reared in memory of the 66,000 young Canadians who left their lives here and in France and commemorates the battle of April 9, 1917.
The Monument does more than indicate the location of the fights Canadians take more pride than any other operation of the First World War. It is a tribute to all those who fought for their country during these four years of war and, in particular, to those who gave their lives. The following words are engraved on the base of the Monument in English and French:
To the valor of his sons during the Great War, and in memory of his sixty thousand dead, the Canadian people erected this monument.