Vimy Classroom Challenge

At the Vimy Foundation we are dedicated to creating opportunities for young Canadians to learn about our First World War legacy, as symbolized with the victory at Vimy Ridge nearly 100 years ago.

That’s why we develop education programs to send youth from across the country to visit battlegrounds and memorials in France and Belgium and why we are spearheading the building of the new Vimy Visitor Education Centre at the site of the Vimy Memorial in France.

The Vimy Foundation would like to invite you and your students to join us in the Vimy Classroom Challenge, launching in Fall 2014, asking students to join together and raise funds in support of the construction of the new Vimy Education Centre.

There are three fundraising levels for each classroom:

Gold – $3598 (the number of Canadians killed at Vimy)
Silver – $2017 (the centennial year of the Battle of Vimy Ridge)
Bronze – $1000 (to commemorate the 100th anniversary)
The First World War was a significant milestone in Canadian history. Help us to commemorate and celebrate this important part of our story by joining us in the Vimy Classroom Challenge.

Fundraising Recognition Levels

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Gold Level (raise $3598):

  • One class set (30) of Vimy Pilgrimage Medals
  • One Vimy 100 Anniversary Plaque for your school
  • Name on Gold level on EF Education Champions Wall at Vimy Education Centre
  • Three entries into Challenge Draw for Grand Prize!

 

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Silver Level (raise $2017):

  • One class set (30) of Vimy Pilgrimage Medals
  • One Vimy 100 Anniversary Plaque for your school
  • Name on Silver level on EF Education Champions Wall at Vimy Education Centre
  • Two entries into Challenge Draw for Grand Prize!

 

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Bronze Level (raise $1000):

  • One class set (30) of Vimy Pilgrimage Medals
  • One Vimy 100 Anniversary Plaque for your school
  • Name on Bronze level on EF Education Champions Wall at Vimy Education Centre
  • One entry into Challenge Draw for Grand Prize!

Exciting Grand Prizes!

All classrooms who reach Bronze, Silver and Gold fundraising levels will also be eligible to win the Vimy Classroom Challenge Grand Prize: SIX (6) Students and their Teacher will join the Vimy Foundation for the centennial celebrations in Vimy, France and the grand opening of the Vimy Visitor Education Centre in April 2017.

Travel is generously provided by EF Educational Tours Canada, the world leader in international education, providing life-changing experiential learning opportunities for teachers and students.

Register Your Classroom

To confirm your participation and ensure that you will receive your fundraising rewards and be entered to win the Vimy Classroom Challenge Grand Prize, be sure to register your classroom here!

The Vimy Classroom Challenge will run until May 31, 2016. See all Rules and Regulations here.

List of Participating Classrooms Across Canada

Central Algoma Secondary School  Desbarats, Ontario, Ontario

Dunnville Secondary School – Dunnville, Ontario

2 VandenBos Air Cadets –  Whitby , Ontario

Menihek High School – Labrador Cuty, Newfoundland and Labrador