As part of a three-day peace summit organized by the Association “Centenaire pour la paix”, the following events will take place at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial:
Saturday, April 21-Sunday, April 22
A night walk will take place from the Grand-Place of Arras to the Notre Dame de Lorette basilica (approximately 15 miles). At each stop, participants will pay tribute and make a symbolic action for peace. The march will depart from Grand Place, Arras at 10:00 p.m. The group will arrive at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at approximately 4:30 a.m. and will finish at Notre Dame de Lorette at approximately 8:45 a.m.
MAKE PEACE VISIBLE: HUMAN CHAIN
Sunday, April 22
At 12:00 p.m., participants will link hands to form a human chain following the area’s original frontline as it was in 1917. A moving representation of the power of peace, the chain will begin in the city’s main square and will stop at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial before ending at the world’s largest French military cemetery, Notre Dame de Lorette. To bring the human cost of war into focus, each participant will be given a virtual partner: the name of a civilian or soldier killed in any conflict from 1914 to today.
To pre-register, visit: https://faiteslapaix.org/en/pre-inscription-english/