Mission 1: The Vimy Oaks Repatriation Project
Monty McDonald, a friend of Leslie Miller, worked on Miller’s farm when he was a boy. He is the Founder and President of the Vimy Oaks Legacy Corporation and the leader of the volunteer project team which has partnered with The Vimy Foundation to repatriate descendants of these oaks back to Vimy Ridge 100 years later to promote the memory and legacy of Canadians who fought in the First World War. This project named The Vimy Foundation Centennial Park will be a landscaped planting of 100 Vimy Oak trees on land beside the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Historic Site.
The Vimy Oaks Legacy Team in Ottawa (May 2016)
- 1st Row: Ron Ayling, Monty McDonald, Linda Dicaire, Ralph Coleman, Ed Lawrence
- 2nd Row: D. Castonguay (guest), K. Jeans (guest), Bob Domoney, Dave Lemkay
- 3rd Row: Dan Normandin
Missing from photo: Caitlin Ayling, Andrew Barbour, Francois Briche, Marlene Hilton Moore, Jim Landry, Glen Loates, Michael Loates, Robin McDonald, Charles Nemeth, Andrew Thauer, Case Vanderkruk, Jim Wakefield, Peter Werder