Vimy Foundation Centennial Park
Features of the Centennial Park
The design was done by Linda Dicaire, Landscape Architect and VOLC volunteer.
- 4 sided field covering 1.8 hectares.
- Low circular wall and hedges enclosing a 100m diameter Vimy Oaks grove symbolizing 100 years (1917-2017) of remembrance with circular paths providing universal access and seating.
- The grove: 4 concentric circles of trees forming allées : 1 circle for each Canadian Division who fought at Vimy.
- Large circular gathering place at the heart of the grove.
- Path with axial view to the Vimy Memorial (view corridor).
- Symbolic of a journey from darkness, death and despair (narrow) to light, life and hope (wide).
- View corridor captures the morning sun rising behind the Vimy Memorial on November 11th.
- Statue of Bugler donated by Canadian sculpter Marlene Hilton Moore stands beside the View Corridor.
- Welcome area outside wall with pairs of Vimy Oaks representing the friendships formed between soldiers and between nations.
- In Memoriam and Donor recognition wall.
- Paved apron on D55(road) invites pedestrians and permits links to a future Liaison Douce (pathway) from Givenchy-en-Gohelle.