Vimy Award

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The CDA Institute is the sponsor of the Vimy Award. Since 1991, the Award recognizes one Canadian who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the defence and security of our nation and the preservation of our democratic values. The award is named to honour the bravery and sacrifice of the Canadian soldiers who were victorious at the battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917. Fighting together for the first time, the battle won by the four divisions of the Canadian Corps brought global recognition to the nation’s military. As a result, Canada, a young nation, took its place at the Council of nations. The award is presented at the Vimy Gala Reception and Dinner held each November at the Canadian War Museum.

The recipient of the 2013 Vimy Award is Brigadier-​General (Ret’d) W. Don Macnamara.

Read the press release announcing the recipient.

Read remarks by Brigadier-​General (Ret’d) W. Don Macnamara at the Vimy Award Dinner, held 8 November 2013 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

Previous Vimy Award Recipients

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