Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Greely Lions Club Memorial Trees

Four trees stand, two on each side, of the entrance road north of the Greely Community Centre. They memorialize Lions Club members.





IN MEMORY OF
LION BOB BARRETT
GREELY LIONS 2002



IN MEMORY OF
LION STU HICKSON
GREELY LIONS 1990





IN MEMORY OF
LION FRANK FREIER
GREELY LIONS 2000




IN MEMORY OF
LION BLAINE BALL
GREELY LIONS 1996


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Vimy Memorial Bridge Yellow Ribbon Project

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, some two-hundred high school students from the Ottawa Catholic School Board tied 3,598 yellow ribbons to the Vimy Memorial Bridge and the trees on the roadside approaching the bridge. Elementary school students adorned each ribbon with words of gratitude. Each ribbon represents one Canadian soldier who died in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place from April 9 to April 12, 1917. The ribbons will remain in place until May 6, 2017.

There are more photographs of the bridge in an earlier post on this blog site. The bridge has since had a dedication plaque installed. This was a good opportunity to revisit the site.



Vimy
Memorial Bridge

Pont Commémoratif
de Vimy


VIMY
1917-2017
Yellow Ribbon Project - OCSB







RIDEAU CANAL
CANAL RIDEAU


UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
SITE DU PATRIMOINE MONDIAL DE L'UNESCO









Vimy Memorial Bridge
Opened July 12, 2014

Vimy Memorial Bridge commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War in 1914 and the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a key battle of the Great War, which took place in northern France in April 1917.

Canadian Regiments from coast to coast fought together and triumphed at Vimy Ridge, helping to create a stronger sense of Canadian identity and community.

Of the 100,000 Canadians who fought valiantly at Vimy Ridge, 3,598 died and approximately 7,400 were injured.

Local branches of the Royal Canadian Legion proposed that this bridge be named to honour the many heroes of Vimy Ridge.

The Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa provided funding for the bridge.


Pont commémoratif de Vimy
Inauguré le 12 juillet 2014

Le pont commémoratif de Vimy rappelle le 100e anniversaire du début de la Première Guerre mondiale, en 1914, ainsi que le bataille de la crête de Vimy, une des batailles les plus importantes de la Grande Guerre, qui s'ext déroulée dans le Nord de la France en avril 1917.

Des régiments de tout le Canada ont combattu et triomphé ensemble à la crête de Vimy, 3 598 sont morts et environ 7 400 ont été blessés.

Les filiales locales de la légion royale canadienne ont proposé que ce pont rende hommage aux nombreux héros de Vimy.

Le pont a été financé par les gouvernements du Canada et de l'Ontario ainsi que par la Ville d'Ottawa.


Mayor / Maire
Jim Watson

Deputy Mayor / Maire suppléant
Councillor / Conseiller
Gloucester South-Nepean / Gloucester Nepean-sud
Steve Desroches

Councillor / Conseillère
Barrhaven
Jan Harder