New commemorative park opens at Vimy Ridge
9 days ago - By CG Compass
Situated adjacent to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, the Vimy Foundation Centennial Park is intended to be a space for reflection and discussion on the legacy of the decisive First World War battle.
In 1917, moved by the total destruction he saw around him after the battle of Vimy Ridge, Lt. Leslie Miller gathered up a handful of acorns from a fallen English oak tree and sent them home to be planted on his family's farm in Scarborough, Ont.
A century later, descendants of those “Vimy Oaks” - some of which still thrive on the grounds of what is today the Scarborough Chinese Baptist...
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