This exhibition features First World War carvings created by Canadian Soldiers in the tunnels near Vimy Ridge in 1917. Canadigm, a Canadian organization from London Ontario, used the latest technology in 3D laser scanning and high-resolution photography, to reproduce these unique works of art.
On April 17, 1917, 5:30am, four Canadian divisions consisting of over 15,000 soldiers who had been stationed in the tunnels near Vimy Ridge 10 metres underground for weeks, stormed the Ridge and Hill 145, successfully capturing this strategic site.
During those long weeks, soldiers carved regimental badges and messages to family back home using the soft chalk walls underground. For many it was their last communication; 3598 Canadians were killed at Vimy including seven members of our own community.
We will remember them.
Stonebrook Presentation Centre
2007 Lakeshore Rd. W.
(Corner of Lakeshore Rd. W. and Southdown Rd. No parking available at the site, please find parking within the Clarkson Village)
Grand opening at Doors Open Mississauga September 26, 2015 (10am-4pm).
Exhibit open until November 30, 2015
Free interactive guided tours will be available.
For additional information, please visit: www.souterrainimpressions.strikingly.com