Métis soldier remembers his post at Vimy Ridge in 1985

Tim Majovsky - Vimy Ridge
Master Corporals T. Majovsky (right), MNO
Veteran, and B. Brian at Vimy Ridge in 1985.

In 1985, Tim Majovsky, a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and MNO Veteran, proudly stood on guard at Vimy Ridge in France. In this picture, Majovsky was posted from the Canadian Airborne Regiment to the 4th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (4CMBG). Majovsky was selected as Sentries in 1985 for the Remembrance Day ceremony at Vimy Ridge. Thinking back on this day, Majovsky says it was “an honour that I will never forget...huah!”

April 9, 2017 will mark the 100th year commemoration of the battle of Vimy Ridge. During the First World War, more than 15,000 Canadians fought at Vimy Ridge and claimed victory. However, this victory came at a high cost:  3,598 Canadians were killed and another 7,000 wounded (Statistics taken from the Canada War Museum.) This important battle was a defining moment for Canada.  We Shall Remember Them.

The MNO Veterans’ Council plan to commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Ottawa next year. For more information, please visit the MNO Veterans’ Council Vimy Ridge Project page.

Published on: May 3, 2016

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