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Name our new sheep!

Name our new sheep

Every year, a herd of sheep keep the grass short on the preserved battlefields at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France. So, the new character in Remembrance Club animals in our Veterans’ Week learning material in 2024 is a Vimy sheep! Next year, the Vimy sheep will tell students across Canada about memorials in our communities and around the world.

But our new sheep character needs a name—and we need YOUR help. Meet our sheep, then help us choose a name by voting for your favourite!

The winning name will be announced on Vimy Ridge Day (9 April 2024). Watch for this new character in our Veterans’ Week education material next year!

Meet our sheep!

Birthplace: Vimy Ridge, France

Sports/hobbies: Grazing on preserved battlefields at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, running and playing, learning about Canadian remembrance memorials in Canada and around the world, meeting new friends

Favourite colour: Red - like Canada's Maple Leaf

Favourite food: Grass!

Best friends: Remembrance Clubhouse members (Gandy the dog, Bonfire Jr. the horse, Win the bear, Squeaker the pigeon, Simone the cat, and Ellie the elephant) and visitors to the Vimy Memorial

Thank you for participating!

Choose a name

Voting ends on 31 March 2024 at midnight ADT.

Vote online.

Voting in a group or classroom? You can email results of group votes to us.

  • Vimy

    Meaning: Represents our sheep’s home at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France
    How to pronounce: [Vim-ee]
  • Omêkiw / ᐅᒣᑭᐤ

    Meaning: Someone who contributes or helps
    Language: Plains Cree
    How to pronounce: [oh-meh-goo]
  • Esprit

    Meaning: Represents the spirit of those who have and continue to defend peace around the world
    Language: French
    How to pronounce: [Eh-spree]
  • Sapujjiji / ᓴᐳᔾᔨᔨ

    Meaning: Protector
    Language: Inuktitut
    How to pronounce: [Sa-puj-ge-ye]
  • Pax

    Meaning: Latin for peace
    How to pronounce: [Paks]

Name our new sheep
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