Frank Hurt Secondary Grade 12 student Tyson Fisher has been selected as one of 20 students in Canada to travel to Vimy Ridge in April, thanks to the Vimy Foundation.
The Vimy Pilgrimage Award consists of a fully funded, week-long educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort.
This trip, scheduled for April 3–11, 2016, includes daily field trips to important First World War sites.
Applicants were required to submit a motivation letter (a maximum of 500 words) outlining the reasons why they are worthy of the award.
The Vimy Pilgrimage Award recognizes the actions of young people who demonstrate outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, bravery or leadership.
Their acts may have served their peers, schools, communities, province or country.
Scholastic achievement is not a criterion for this award.
In choosing award winners, the Award Committee will put great weight on the enthusiasm and intent illustrated in the motivation letter.