Dispatches from Juno

2017/2018 Fellow at the JBC!

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The Juno Beach Centre is proud to welcome the 2017 recipient of the Juno Beach Centre Fellowship program, Desaree Rosskopf of the University of Western Ontario in London, ON!   Desaree is visiting the Juno Beach Centre this week to conduct research on the progression of the memory of Juno Beach and the D-Day Campaigns from different perspectives, including the...

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Tribute to a Canadian family

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In 2012, while visiting the Juno Beach Centre, Harvey Kinsman donated to the Juno Beach Centre artefacts and documents (Memory Cross, letters, telegram announcing death, photos), formerly belonging to his uncle Harvey Kinsman (senior) of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada. Harvey senior died in Battle of Normandy on August 5, 1944 and is buried at...

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Tatiana and “La Canadienne”

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On 10 September, Tatiana, Canadian guide at the Juno Beach Centre, participated in “La Canadienne” with her mother, visiting her in Normandy. For the 14th year, this sporting event, in the Saint-Germain-La-Blanche-Herbe sector, is a tribute to the Canadian soldiers who gave their lives for freedom in Normandy. By chance, Tatiana and her mother found...

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Our team in Canada is growing!

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The JBCA is expanding our Canadian team with two new positions: a part-time Administration Assistant to report directly to the Program Manager and assist in the operations and administration of the JBCA office in Burlington, Ontario. Eight hours per week is currently the anticipated workload with the potential for flexibility in the days worked. and, a...

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Reflections on Two Years in Normandy

August 24, 2017 Scott

Scott Entwistle is leaving the Centre Juno Beach where he has been working as a guide in 2015 and 2016, and as Visitor Service Manager since this position was created one year ago. Here are Scott’s impressions about his experience. This is the occasion for the Centre’s team to thank him  for his contribution to the...

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Québec author Nicolas Paquin at the JBC

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Thank you Nicolas Paquin, who came from Quebec, to meet with visitors of the Juno Beach Centre and present his trilogy “Les Volontaires” published by Les Editions du Phoenix (in French). The books pay tribute to the Canadians who fought in France, including those who participated in the Dieppe Raid (Operation Jubilee) as the city...

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