Dispatches from Juno

The JBC hosts a seminar on interpretation in museums

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The Juno Beach Centre was pleased to welcome the members of the network of museums and memorials of contemporary conflicts of the Ministry of Heritage and Archives, part of the French Ministry of National Defence, for a professional development seminar on the issues of interpretation among young people at memory tourism sites. The objective of the seminar...

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And how did you get this job?

September 30, 2016 scott

“And how did you get this job?” That is the question that nearly every Canadian that visits the museum has asked me. Talking with Canadians that visit this museum is always special. They have been travelling Europe for weeks or months, and here, in this little village in Normandy, they’ve found a little piece of...

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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


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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