Jeremy Diamond
Jeremy Diamond is the Executive Director of the Vimy Foundation. Founded in 2006, the mission of the Vimy Foundation is to preserve and promote Canada's First World War legacy, as symbolized with the victory at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917, a milestone when Canada came of age and was then recognized on the world stage. Visit or find us on Twitter and Facebook.

Entries by Jeremy Diamond

The Vimy Foundation Brings The First World War To Life With Colour

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2016 | 3:55 PM

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Canadians interested in Canadian Daily Record in trenches near Lens. February, 1918. (Photo: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-002403)

In talking about the First World War, the numbers can be overwhelming: 600,000 Canadians enlisted, from a population of only 8 million...

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'In Flanders Fields' Connects Young Canadians With History

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 3:57 PM

In my earliest memory of reciting "In Flanders Fields," my legs are crossed and I am sitting on the dusty floor of a school gymnasium. It is the only poem that I really knew at the time and it is the only one that has remained with me more than...

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We Need More Immigrant Success Stories

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2012 | 3:40 PM

Arranged grid-style in the Globe and Mail's May feature on immigration are the faces of several successful immigrants, among them former Governor General Michaëlle Jean and human rights advocate Nazanin Afshin-Jam. Below these faces, the Globe asks readers to "Share your personal immigration story."

Pier 21, now the Canadian...

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Becoming Canadian: The First-Generation Experience

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 5:59 PM

One of the most common reasons given by immigrants for coming to Canada is that they want to give their children a better life. Immigrant parents make huge sacrifices in the hopes their children will succeed, get a higher education and become engaged Canadian citizens. There is a lot of...

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What We Should Remember Before Celebrating the Charter

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 11:36 AM

Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. To the innocent ear, this United Nations commemoration may sound sterile, even awkward. But under this clunky nomenclature lies a history that resonates meaningfully as Canadians celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms this month...

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Remembering With Witnesses to Our History

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 7:05 AM

An Ontario pilot taken prisoner of war at Buchenwald, an Albertan nursing sister in the North African campaign of the Second World War, a Manitoban soldier who stormed Juno Beach on D-Day, and a B.C. corporal who saw his regiment near annihilated at Hill 355 during the Korean War...

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Would You Pass a Citizenship Test?

(5) Comments | Posted October 17, 2011 | 1:12 AM

Fourteen-year-old Nadja Roberts of Brantford, Ontario was one of almost 20,000 students who took The Canadian Citizenship Challenge last year. Yet unlike the majority of her peers, she passed.

Last year, The Historica-Dominion Institute challenged students across Canada to study up and put their knowledge of Canada...

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