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This formal, four-course dinner will be presented in a unique atmosphere with informative and enlightening keynote speakers including; Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, as well as, Brigadier-General S.C. Hetherington, OMM, MSC, CD, Commander, 3rd Canadian Division. Uniforms, artefacts, photos and weapons will be displayed. War diaries of soldiers from Units in 3rd Canadian Division as well as letters written just before battle will be read, bringing the battle, a century past, into the present. Guests will also enjoy music performed by the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Band.

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Legion branches across the country will fly their Canadian flags at half-mast Apr. 9 from sunrise to sunset to commemorate Vimy Ridge Day. It was during this famous battle, fought Apr. 9 to 12, 1917, that Canadians captured Vimy Ridge when other allied forces could not.