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Vimy presentation at St. Lawrence Supper Club

October 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Walter Allward’s marble sculpture of Mother Canada mourning her dead at Vimy Ridge memorial site in France.

On October 23, historian Ted Barris pays a return visit to the St. Lawrence Supper Club with a new presentation. Back at the Hot House Cafe in Toronto, Barris brings his account of the famous Battle at Vimy Ridge, in this the 100th anniversary year. Drawing content and visuals from his bestselling book Victory At Vimy, Ted will walk his audience through events of that famous Easter Monday morning – April 9, 1917. Fighting for the first time as a national army, that day, Canadian troops swarmed up that strategic ridge in north-central France and in a matter of hours accomplished what no Allied army had, in nearly three years of blood-letting in Europe. They seized Vimy from an entrenched German army. Indeed, Ted Barris makes the case that those young citizen soldiers gave birth to a nation – Canada.

Ted Barris is an author, journalist and broadcaster. As well as hosting appearances on CBC Radio and regular contributions to the National Post and Legion, Air Force and Zoomer magazine, he is a full-time professor of journalism and broadcasting at Centennial College in Toronto. He has authored 18 published, non-fiction books.

In 2011 he received the Canadian Minister of Veterans’ Affairs Commendation and in 2012 the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. His book The Great Escape: A Canadian Story received the 2014 Libris Best Non-Fiction Award.


October 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Stan Pearl


Hot House Cafe
35 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3 Canada
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