Vimy Ridge Day Talk at McCrae House explores the First World War – Fact in Fiction

GUELPH, ON March 22, 2013: To commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Gabriele Wills, celebrated author of the Muskoka Novels, will speak at McCrae House April 9 at 2 pm. Using the First World War as a backdrop for her fictional novels, Wills, an avid historian, has created an unforgettable journey capturing one of the most tumultuous times in modern history through the lives of her engaging and memorable characters. Using 100 vintage and other photographs, Wills will discuss how she turns fact into fiction that enlightens as well as entertains.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was the first time during the Great War that all four Canadian Divisions assembled to fight as one corps. The Canadian objective during the Vimy Ridge Battle was to take control of the German-held northern escarpment. After four days of battle, the Canadian Corps achieved their objective but suffered over 10,000 causalities.

Admission is free for this lecture. McCrae House is located at 108 Water Street. For more information please call 519-836-1221 or visit guelph.ca/museum

For more information about Gabriele Wills please visit her website at www.mindshadows.com/publishing/index.html

Media contact

Val Harrison
Coordinator of Public Programs, Guelph Museums
Community & Social Services, City of Guelph
519-836-1221 extension 2773
val.harrison@guelph.ca