|Bringing History Alive:
Now known simply as “The Vimy Gun”, The Lincoln & Welland Regiment Foundation is committed to the restoration of this significant monument to the bravery, commitment, and sacrifice of Canada’s Men and Women of the Armed Forces and the Home Front. A Parks Canada restoration expert has examined the gun and advised what work needs to be done, including new wooden wheel spokes and iron work, followed by sandblasting and painting. The gun will have to be taken apart, repaired and put back together.
It is our plan to have the gun completely restored and unveiled by November 11, 2014.
“The Vimy Gun” will then be displayed throughout the Niagara Region prior to its formal dedication celebrating the 100th Anniversary of its capture during the Battle for Vimy Ridge in April 1917.
Get involved with YOUR History
The Garrison Community Council of Niagara solicits your support for this signature project.
A Fundraising Campaign has officially started. Cheques should be made out to The Lincoln & Welland Regiment Foundation, and specifically annotated “The Vimy Gun Project”.
Your financial donations will ensure the completion of this most worthwhile project – on time. Donations large or small are welcome. Donations of $20.00 or greater will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
For further information contact the Garrison Community Council at
Correspondence may be directed to:
The Vimy Project - c/o Chair- Garrison Community Council of Niagara
Lake Street Armoury
81 Lake Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5X3