Whether you are new to travelling with our CanHist Tours to the Canadian Battlefields or one of our wonderful ‘seasoned-veterans’, I am proud to announce the itinerary for our extraordinary….
‘VEDay75 Canadian Commemoration Tour – April 27-May 10th, 2020!
In preparation for the Celebrations that will be organized to honour the 75th anniversary for the end of WW2 next year, Defining Moments Canada is hosting this special 14-Day trip to the UK and Holland, that will culminate with your participation in the ceremonies jointly planned by the Dutch Government and Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).
These remarkable ceremonies will occur between the 4th -8th May in Holland, at locations that situate you in the towns/cities that evoke the deepest meaning for Canadians, and celebrate the stories of our Veterans from 75 years ago. Formal details of the plans for these events are still being collaboratively developed but the chance to experience these commemorations promise to be ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunities.
As you will see, working with one of Canada’s most reputable and successful Travel Companies – Ellison Travel, Ltd – we have designed a unique tour that delivers exciting daily destinations in the UK and Holland, all within the rich historical context of 1944/45 as explained by popular Canadian Military Historian, Chris Evans. (Can you tell I didn’t write this? 🙂
As well, Chris will offer optional escorted excursions for small groups of travelers to locations of Canadian significance – these have been VERY popular on past tours!
A special feature for this tour is the Ellison Travel ‘on-line’ registration process that provides the immediacy and reliability our travelers have come to expect AND affords you a predictable payment schedule. Ellison can also assist travelers from ‘all-points’ across North America with easy Air Canada connections and deviations to meet your needs…wherever you live!
Next year will be a very special year celebrating the remarkable relationship between the Canadian and Dutch people, and we remain hopeful that some WW2 Veterans may still be able to participate in the ceremonies in places that sing-out with historical memory – Apeldoorn, Nijmegen, Groesbeek, Holten, Scheldt and so many others…
Please join us on this exciting Tour next year – and be sure to invite your friends and family to come-along!
…. send me any questions you have.
I look forward to seeing you in London next April!
My very best to you all!