U of S commemorates centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, with new exhibits

SASKATOON – The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will officially open two new exhibits commemorating the Great War on Vimy Ridge Day this Sunday.

Deo et Patriae – For God and Country: The University of Saskatchewan and The Great War, an in-house produced exhibit, examines how the war profoundly altered the U of S and irrevocably transformed its sense of identity as an institution. Vimy – Battle. Memorial. Icon., a travelling exhibition from the Canadian War Museum, highlights how the battle was planned, fought, and won; how Canadians have commemorated the victory and loss; and how Vimy has become a powerful national symbol.

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Program at 1 pm
Lobby, Diefenbaker Building
101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan

The program will include a brief commemorative service and remarks from local dignitaries, including local historian and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Bill Waiser. Cadets from 702 Lynx Squadron and 2293 Army Cadet Corps will read a selection of letters from U of S soldiers who served overseas.

Media are advised to arrive by 12:50 pm.


For more information, contact:
Terresa Ann DeMong                                                                                             
Manager, Diefenbaker Canada Centre                                                          
University of Saskatchewan                                                                              
Tel: 306-966-8382                                                                                                 
Cell: 306-260-9566                                                                                               


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