Belleville Veterans’ Council will mark the 100th anniversary of the World War One Battle of Vimy Ridge, in a special ceremony on Sunday.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge in France began at 5:30 a.m. on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, 100 years ago.
Soldiers from across Canada, including from the Quinte region, were in the forefront in the charge up the Ridge, a major battle of the war.
Chair of the Belleville Veterans’ Council, Mel Burnett, says the battle marks Canada’s major step toward nationhood.
Burnett says a large contingent of veterans will take part in the ceremony, as well as cadet corps.
Two motorcycle groups, the Legion Riders and Canadian Army Veterans Afghanistan Unit Quinte area, are expected as well.
The short ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the cenotaph in Belleville.