2015 Ambassador Awards Students Enjoyed Trip of a Lifetime

Heritage Fair Students Retraced the Steps of the Newfoundland Regiment in WW1 on the #TrailoftheCaribou

17 students from across the province spent a week touring WW1 European battlefields as part of the Ambassador Award Program. The participating students accompanied educators, government officials, Legion members and student Legion contest winners on an educational tour through England, France and Belgium. The delegation visited the five bronze caribou monuments to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, visited various sites and cemeteries recognizing the sacrifice of WW1 soldiers, and also participated in numerous memorial services.

Significant stops included:

  • Gueudecourt
  • Essex Farm
  • Duhallow Cemetery
  • Menin Gate
  • Kortrijk
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery
  • Langemarck German War Cemetery
  • Ypres Salient In Flanders Field Museum
  • Beaumont Hamel Park
  • Thiepval WWI Memorial
  • Ulster Tower Memorial
  • Wellington Quarry
  • Auchonvillers
  • Vimy Ridge Historic Site
  • Monchy-le-Preux
  • Masnières

The Ambassador Award students were chosen from across the province at the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador's school Heritage Fairs.  A part of the Honour 100 program, the Ambassador Awards recognize exceptional Heritage Fair projects on WW1 topics. The Ambassador Awards Program is expected to continue at the regional Heritage Fairs through 2017.

To find out more about the Ambassador Award Program, please visit our previous blog posts 2015 Ambassador Award Program or the Heritage Fair page Contests and Awards.