2021 Vimy Pilgrimage Award recipients

2 November 2021

The Vimy Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Vimy Pilgrimage Award, sponsored by Scotiabank. This award recognizes the actions of young people who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to volunteer work through positive contributions, notable deeds, or bravery that benefits their peers, school, community, province, or country.

The Vimy Pilgrimage Award consists of a fully funded educational program to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort. The program, scheduled for November 8-12, 2021 features daily visits to important sites including memorials and museums and a series of conferences and discussions, as well as participation in Remembrance ceremonies. Exceptionally, this year, recipients will meet in Ottawa.

20 students were selected from across Canada. We are so thankful to everyone who applied and appreciate your dedication to community service and your interest in Canadian history.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Praneet Singh Arora – Surrey, British Columbia
Kevin Butchart – Vancouver, British Columbia
Vera Chen  – Fredericton, New Brunswick
Madeleina Daigneault  – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jill Dobbin  –  Kindersley, Saskatchewan
Roshni Dwivedi – Edmonton, Alberta
Saara Hisham – Toronto, Ontario
Isla Hupé – Whitehorse, Yukon
Maya Huynh – Toronto, Ontario
Liam Jones – Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan
Kyah Kang –  Langley, British Columbia
Hyunjun Lee – Cochrane, Alberta
Enrique Mena – Barrie, Ontario
Nolan Muller – Oakville, Ontario
Sung Park – Regina, Saskatchewan
Manuel Sauvé Chevalier – Prévost, Québec
Melody Schmidt – Cambridge, Ontario
Heena Singla – Edmonton, Alberta
Jackson Taylor – Washington, D.C.
Sera Tulk – Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thank you to our lead sponsor Scotiabank for their generous support of the Vimy Pilgrimage Award. Scotiabank aims to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential.

This program is also sponsored by Air Canada: The First World War is an important, strategic moment in Canadian history and Air Canada is proud to support our youth and tomorrow’s leaders by sponsoring the 2021 Vimy Pilgrimage Award, allowing 20 exceptional teenagers from across Canada to learn and remember.

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