Visit Flanders, Nov. 4, 2014 @2nd Floor Events (461 King St. W)
On a rainy Tuesday evening, 2nd Floor Events welcomed guests from the travel industry for an evening commemorate 100 years after the events Flanders Field and to also learn and explore the richness of what Belgium and Flanders.
Guests were treated to some of Belgium’s finest beers, steak frites, steak tartare, mussels and other hor d’oeuvre, while viewing a presentation of army gear that was used during WWII. When we hear of Flanders, history takes us back to the four years of WWI (1914-1918), the field of poppies that grow in Flanders Fields and too all the resting soldiers, whose bravery gave us the freedoms we enjoy today. Visit Flanders to walk Flanders Field Museum, The Menin Gate Memorial, the Tyne Cot Memorial and many other sites in Flanders.
On hand were four of Canada’s own Hamilton Signals Association members in full gear, proudly displaying some or the advanced technologies that were used during WWI and giving detailed descriptions on how each items was used on the famed battle grounds of Flanders Field, Belgium.
Line Vreven and Raoul Delcorde gave enlightened the crowd with speeches of Flanders and Belgium and also thanked everyone for attending Visit Flanders.
Special thank you to Marcos Stupenengo (Media Manager), Line Vreven (Director, North America) from the tourist office for Flanders-Brussels for hosting the event and Raoul Delcorde (Ambassador of Belgium to Canada).