After winning the Spirit of Vimy Contest this past summer, Rebecca Lappa went on an inspiring trip.
The singer-songwriter travelled to France to see Vimy Ridge for the 100th anniversary.
"It was incredible, you don't actually understand how big the monument is until you go near it," said Lappa.
In the contest, she was required to make a video about the WWI battle, which lead to her song 'Valiant of Vimy Ridge' written about an Albertan soldier.
"My grandfather fought in WWII, so I have some of his mementos and things that he had. I've already been interested in history and storytelling so that was a natural thing to do."
Her trip included seeing all of the monuments, graveyards and some sightseeing in Paris.
"Most of the people in the cemeteries were around 20-years-old which is basically how old I am at this point, so that was pretty scary," added Lappa.
To cap off the amazing trip, she has been invited to perform her touching song at the Edmonton Police Services Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Rebecca Lappa preforms at Mix 107.


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