Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.

Vimy: The Battle
and the Legend
with Tim Cook

Hosted by Charlotte Gray
"An emotive writer....He has a playwright's ear for knowing when to let his subjects speak for themselves.
— The Globe and Mail
Tim Cook - Photo courtesy of John Williams

Join us for an insightful conversation on the defining battle of the Great War, and how it came to signify and solidify Canada’s national identity.

Why does Vimy matter? How did a four-day battle at the midpoint of the Great War, a clash that had little strategic impact on the larger Allied war effort, become elevated to a national symbol of Canadian identity? 

Tim Cook, Canada’s foremost military historian and a Charles Taylor Prize winner, examines the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the way the memory of it has evolved over 100 years.

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