Vimy 44 Quilt Draw
For Immediate Release
Contact: Doug Hickey 613-222-1996
August 30, 2017 — Ottawa, Ontario — Ottawa Service Battalion Association
Assisting military historian Norm Christie, the Ottawa Service Battalion Association
(OSBA) has agreed to help raise funds to assist with the discovery and recovery of 44
Canadian Scottish soldiers of the 16th Canadian Infantry Battalion buried in a mine crater
in France designated as site CA40.
Wendy Hickey of St. Albert, Ontario, is the winner of the specially made queen size quilt
that featured the names of the Vimy 44 soldiers and represented art work of all 10
provinces and 3 territories. The draw was held on August 25. Hundreds of hours of work
went into making this unique quilt and the OSBA thanks all the “quilters” involved.
With the money raised from this quilt draw, the OSBA has added this to the overall total bringing their fundraising efforts to over $17,000 for the work underway to discover the resting place of the missing Vimy 44 and our fundraising efforts will continue. Military historian Norm Christie, after examining many official military records, believes the Vimy 44 are still buried in a mine crater designated CA40.
To learn more about this important project, please contact Doug Hickey at 613-222-1996 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Speakers Norm Christie and Doug Hickey are available for any presentation.
ABOUT OSBA: The Association was founded to support our outstanding soldiers who are serving or have served within the Battalion. The Association is comprised of serving and former members of the Battalion who are a valuable and viable member of the Battalion family. The Battalion has served Canada for over 50 years and has generated part-time and full time soldiers for domestic and expeditionary operations.