Good evening, and on behalf of the Town of Aurora, it is my pleasure to recognise the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge. 

The battle of Vimy Ridge is a great example of leadership, bravery and strength by our Canadian soldiers.

It also signifies a loss of life of many dedicated soldiers. 

Today’s historic event commemorates the sacrifices and victory of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and tells the story through a local perspective. 

The event also highlights Vimy Ridge as a defining moment when Canadian troops gained a formidable reputation. 

I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to our Canadian soldiers, veterans and their families for their sacrifice, dedication and commitment to protecting our country. 

Thank you to the Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora Historical Society and Town of Aurora Museum & Archives for putting this special event together to recognize this important event in Canadian history. 

I hope everyone enjoys today’s event learning more about the battle of Vimy Ridge. Thank you!