100 years sinc the end of the Great War
On August 8, 1918, Allied forces on the Western Front launched a major offensive against the German lines near the town of Amiens, France.
The Battle of Amiens marked the beginning of Canada's Hundred Days and the last three months of the First World War. During this period a series of impressive Canadian Corps victories on the Western Front solidified their reputation as elite shock troops. Following the success of the Canadian Corps and their Allies in the Battle of Amiens, the Canadians were moved north back to Arras. Having little rest, they continued to pressure the German forces, breaking the Drocourt- Quéant Line on September 2, breaching the Hindenburg Line with the capture of Bourlon Wood on September 27, and then pressing on through Cambrai, Mount Houy, Valenciennes and into Mons, Belgium in October and early November 1918. Canada's Hundred Days culminated with the end of the First World War and the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918. In 2018, Canada mark the 65th anniversary of the Korean W a r A r m i s t i c e , t h e 10th anniversary of National Peacekeepers' Day and the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Hundred Days and the Armistice— milestones on the road to peace and freedom we continue to walk today. For Bagotville, November 11th will be a busy day. Members of 3 Wing will gather at Hangar 7 starting at 10 am for the traditional Remembrance Day ceremony. At the same time, members of 2 Wing will take a commemorative event to Alma. Members of HMCS Champlain will also celebrate Remembrance Day during the ceremony. Notably, representatives of the crew of HMCS Chicoutimi will join them for the occasion. Finally, at the initiative of a member of the Legion in the region, a special commemoration will be held at the Cathedral of Chicoutimi at 4 pm on November 11. On this occasion, the church bells will ring 100 strokes to recall the hundred years that have passed since the end of the Great War. All members of the Bagotville community are invited to participate in this gathering.