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Canadian Corps Championships 1918 – 2018 in Tincques, France

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Type:
Historical Recreation
Date:
June 30 - July 1, 2018
Time:
11:00 - 18:00
Details:
On July 1, 1918, members of the four Canadian divisions assembled in Tincques, France for the Canadian Corps Championships. A century later, the French historical association "Les Chroniqueurs" will hold a weekend commemorative events and re-creation of Championship events based on the official Dominion Day 1918 Journal. Canadians are encouraged and welcome to attend the following events: PLAQUE RECOGNIZING CANADIAN PILOTS (Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.) Filescamp Farm, Rue d'Izel, Izel-lès-Hammeau A plaque will be dedicated honouring Canadian pilots and, in particular, Canadian Aces Billy Bishop and Ray Collishaw. WREATH-LAYING AT LOCAL CEMETERY (Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 2:30 p.m.) Aubigny Communal Cemetery, Rue des étudiants, Aubigny en Artois Wreaths will be laid in honour of Canadians who came to France who were present in the region in 1918. MUSICAL TRIBUTE (Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.) The Church of St. Hilaire, La Place Publique, Tincque The Estracelles Singers will perform First World War songs during a concert at Tincques’ 17th century Church of St. Hilaire. THEATRE TRIBUTE (Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:30 p.m.) Tincques Community Hall (Salle des Fêtes), La Place Publique, Tincques Saturday’s activities conclude with an evening of short theatrical plays based on 1918 performances, which include the famous theatrical group made up of Canadian soldiers called "The Dumbells". RE-CREATION EVENTS (Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 2-6 pm) Sports Complex, Tincques Organizers will re-create sporting competitions organized in 1918, including foot races, a Best Clown competition, a presentation by ‘Cirq'en Cavale’ and Lacrosse and football matches.
Location:
Tincques, France
Address:
4 Rue de l'église
City:
62690 Tincques

Contact

+33 (0)3 21 48 00 77

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