FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 14, 2017
HOPEWELL CAPE, NB - From the hills of Vimy Ridge to the shores of the Bay of Fundy, the captured war trophy that sits in Hopewell Cape, NB has a story like no other in the world. The cannon was captured at the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917 by the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Then turned on the enemy by the Canadian 6th Artillery Brigade on April 11, 1917 firing several thousand rounds. From there is was won by the citizens of Albert County in the Victory Loans Competition of 1919, finally arriving in Hopewell Cape on March 4, 1920. It is a story of courage, sacrifice and most of all enormous accomplishment.