Dispatches from Juno

Exploring Juno Beach As a family

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We were thrilled to welcome the Thorley family to the Juno Beach Centre last week. This family of four — Catherine, Richard, and their daughters Lottie and Libby — are currently on a grand adventure travelling Europe in a van. Their stop at the Juno Beach Centre included a tour of Juno Park and the Atlantic...

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Sport, Memory and Solidarity

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« Sport, Memory and Solidarity », that is the slogan of the 13th annual « La Canadienne » a running race organized in Saint-Germaine-La-Blanche-Herbe by the “Les Amis des pieds en fête” association. This race is in large part a tribute to the Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in the summer of 1944, as the route follows the advance...

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A Special Donation from the Baker Family

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Today, we were honoured to receive a touching and emotional donation. The Juno Beach Centre proudly acquired Ross E. Baker’s battledress, beret and full medal set. Baker served with 14th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery and landed on D-Day. He also belonged to the 14th Field Association during the post war years, and was instrumental in...

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Reflections of a JBC Guide – Léa

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Attention Canadian undergraduate and graduate students! We’re hiring. The first application deadline for guide positions at the Juno Beach Centre is October 8. Click here for application details. 2015 guide Léa reflects on her time at the Juno Beach Centre:  My seven months at the Juno Beach Centre have been rich in experiences and discoveries....

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A Fond Farewell to Matt and Colin

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Today marks the last day of work for two of our student guides: Matt, from Ottawa, and Colin of Fredericton. Both are headed back to Canada after 7 months here on Juno in order to finish off their universities studies. From all of us here at the Centre, thank you for a great season and...

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Goodbye Bill Ross

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It’s with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Second World War veteran Joseph William (Bill) Ross. Our most sincere condolences to his wife Dorothy, son Mark, daughter-in-law Sylvia, his grand-daughter Quincy, and their family.  Bill Ross was born on February 15, 1925 in Montréal, Québec. He grew up in the Maisonneuve district of...

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A Métis Man Goes to War

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Today the Juno Beach Centre was happy to welcome Paul Delorme and his family. Paul is a Métis veteran of the South Saskatchewan Regiment. He landed at Dieppe during the ill-fated Canadian assault on August 19th, 1942 where he was taken prisoner of war. After visiting Dieppe on the anniversary, Paul continued down the coast...

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The Raid on Dieppe, 74 years on

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At 0500 on August 19th, 1942, the men from the Royal Regiment of Canada were approaching the beach of Puys, a small seaside village two kilometres east of Dieppe. They were already behind schedule and, as the sun rose, their presence was detected. The Germans took aim at the landing crafts that were still ten...

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