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Remembering Vimy Ridge 100 Years Later

As part of the Vimy 100 commemorations happening across the country and around the world, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, hosted an evening of military training exercises, period uniforms and live music.

The evening ended with a powerful commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge.  6 C3 105 – mm Howitzers were stationed on the beach below, and fired off 100 rounds.  One for each year since the first shots were fired in 1917.

It was windy, the rain came and went, it was cold but that didn’t keep thousands from coming out to remember those that fought.

VIMY 100 Fort Rodd Hill -

To see more images from April 8, 2017 click here: VIMY 100


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Howitzer to mark 100th Anniv. of the Battle of Vimy Ridge #yyj #vimy100

To commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge four Howitzers will fire a 100-round salute from the waterfront near Fort Rodd Hill beginning at 8:30 p.m. on April 8, 2017.

The four C3 105-mm Howitzers will fire blank ammunition every 15 seconds until the salute is completed, a process that should take just over six minutes. The guns have been timed to mark the beginning of the artillery barrage that started the First World War battle 100 years ago at 5:30 a.m. Central European Time (CET) on April 9, 1917 near Vimy, France.

The public is reminded that no unauthorized person may enter the Howitzer’s surrounding area.

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The @RoyalBCMuseum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic #yyj

The Royal BC Museum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic
VICTORIA, BC–Monday in Prague, the Royal BC Museum signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Czech Republic’s Národní muzeum (national museum).

The focus of the MOU is to foster and further a mutual understanding of First Nations materials in both institutions’ collections, a significant step in the Royal BC Museum’s commitment to gain a comprehensive understanding of where First Nations artefacts are held beyond BC’s borders. This is a landmark agreement for two world-leading museums to help share curatorial expertise and best practices. Continue reading “The @RoyalBCMuseum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic #yyj”

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Nurture your love of nature at the Royal BC Museum this March 

VICTORIA, BC–March brings animal-themed programs, pop-up performances and the return of the popular Museum Happy Hour to the Royal BC Museum.

Do you have aspiring shutterbugs in your family? Sign them up for the Royal BC Museum’s Spring Break Camps where they can develop their budding photography skills. Don’t miss out! Only a few spots are left. March 20-24 (sold out) and 27-31, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, $223 per person, ages 7-11.

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