This comprehensive website explores Canada’s experience in the Great War with a specific focus on our success at Vimy Ridge in April of 1917. To increase interactivity with the reader, the website includes animated maps, mnemonic tools, short documentary videos, and multiple-choice quizzes, that are situated among rarely seen photographs, labelled diagrams, and interesting cartography. In addition, there are embedded learning tools, such as definitions that ‘pop-up’ when the user’s mouse pointer hovers over challenging terms. Quotations of exceptional people, most of whom are Canadian, are sprinkled throughout to help illustrate the story for the audience and to maintain their attention.
The Road to Vimy site also hosted a scholarship contest in 2016-17 that allowed us to award $500 each to two graduating Ontario high school students. Their winning entries can be viewed on our YouTube page.