The Bay Street Armoury will open its doors to the public for a free open house and commemoration event this Sunday April 9, 2017.
Visitors will get to see the guns used in the 100-round rapid fire barrage the previous night at Fort Rodd Hill. Over 30 military units and organizations will have exhibits and performances.
A music and narrative event will take visitors from the beginning of the First World War, through the Battle of Vimy Ridge, to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in 1936 at 2:45 p.m.
Additional components of the event include:
- A traditional tea party featuring costumes, food, music and skits from the Great War era
- Musical interludes and Commemoration Program
The Township of Esquimalt Archives will also be showcasing historical material and information related to Vimy and the First World War from an Esquimalt perspective.
- Where: Bay Street Armoury, 715 Bay St
- When: April 9, 2017 – 10:00AM to 4 p.m.