Members of 15-Bravo, 155 Battery, move their gun into position while training for an upcoming exercise. (5fieldregiment / Instagram)

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.

Vimy 100 at the Bay Street Armoury

  • Where: Bay Street Armoury, 715 Bay St
  • When: April 9, 2017 – 10:00AM to 4 p.m.

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