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Media Release
November 4, 2017
Halifax, NS

Vimy Conference

In tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Dr. Mélanie Morin-Pelletier, First World War Historian, delves into how this tactical victory became an emblematic event for Canada. The bilingual presentation takes place at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 on Friday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m. This is free event is timed to coincide with Remembrance Day activities throughout Halifax.

The Vimy Conference, presented in partnership with Alliance Française Halifax, will be of interest to historians, researchers, veterans, students, and all who are intrigued by Canada’s military history.

Vimy Conference
Friday, November 10th
6:00 p.m.
Andrea and Charles Bronfman Theatre
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

Quick Facts:

  • Dr. Morin-Pelletier is the First World War Historian at the Canadian War Museum. She is interested in the human experiences of war, whether on the battlefield, in the military hospital or on the home front. 
  • Dr. Morin-Pelletier is the author of Breaking the Wings of the Angel: Canadian Military Nurses, 1914-1918, and curator of several exhibits including Fighting in Flanders - Gas. Mud. Memory.
  • Despite the glory associated with it, Vimy Ridge remains one of the bloodiest battles in the Canada’s military history with more than 3,500 killed and 7,000 wounded.

About the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 collects, shares and pays tribute to the Canadian immigration story. The Museum is situated in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Pier 21, the National Historic Site that served as the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. Today, the Museum shares the stories and experiences of all immigrants to Canada, past to present day. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 enhances public understanding of the experiences of immigrants to Canada, highlights the vital role immigration has played in the building of our country and the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life. It is Canada’s sixth national museum and the only one located in Atlantic Canada.

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Media Contact
Beatrice Houston Gilfoy, Communications Specialis
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Telephone: (902) 425-7770 ext. 264
bhouston-gilfoy@pier21.ca