OCC's Chamber Choir at the Vimy 100 Ceremony


OCC's Chamber Choir leaves on April 2nd for Paris and Vimy, France, to participate in the ceremonies to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The ceremony will be broadcast live by CBC on April 9th. Here are some opportunities to find out more and to follow the group as they travel:

CBC Coverage

The OCC Chamber Vimy trip was featured on the CBC Ottawa local news on March 31st.  You can see the piece at: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/911500867962 (starts at 14:20).  In Town and Out on CBC Radio One also included a segment about the trip on Saturday, April 1st, listen to it at http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/911818819748

The World at Six also had a wonderful interview featuring Ottawa Children's Choir Chamber Choir choristers.Click CBC News: World at Six for 2017/04/05 for the podcast reported by Tom Perry. Tom will also be reporting from Vimy this week. The OCC interview begins at 17:10.

Watch the Ceremony

The VAC site has a ‘watch the ceremony live’ page that lists the networks who will be showing the ceremony live.  You can also check out CBC Ottawa on Sunday, April 9th, at about 9:30 a.m. The actual ceremony is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. Ottawa time (4:00 p.m. CEST in Vimy).

Website and Social Media

Our Vimy Trip Coordinators are hoping to be updating the Vimy mini site throughout the trip. You can also watch the OCC social media channels (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) to see what the group is up to.