Gauthier Clausse, president of the Rotary Club of Arras in the heart of Artois, participated in the inauguration of the concrete outdoor ping pong table donated by the members and friends of the Rotary Club of Toronto- Forest Hill and installed in the park in Givenchy-en-Gohelle as a memorial to the soldiers who died at Vimy Ridge in World War I. Even though the weather was cold and windy, with rain and sleet, the kind of weather endured by the soldiers during the battle of Vimy Ridge, there was warmth in the hearts of all present. The rugged table saw some vigorous rounds of ping pong played despite the weather!Pierre Senechal, the mayor of Givenchy, presided and the presidents of the Rotary Club of Noeux les Mines, Jerome Thomas, and of Lens-Lievin, Jean-Claude Vanoverberghe also participated as did Hughes Polveche, member of the Lens-Lievin Club and a resident of Givenchy.