Dispatches from Juno

Maple Leaves and Tulips now presented in the Netherlands

April 22, 2016 20160420_154531

The Maple Leaves and Tulips exhibit arrived at the Canadian Embassy in The Hague this week. This exhibit which was created in 2015 by the Juno Beach Centre where it was on display in 2015, is now going to travel in the Netherlands. “We put it onto display in the main corridor so that all...

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A Special Thank You!

April 21, 2016 Featured Photo for Post

A special thank you to Alan Gordon and family from Shelburne, Ontario for their generous donations to the Juno Beach Centre Commemorative Brick program. As a brother of five Canadian veterans: Murray, Richard, David, Bruce and Douglas Gordon, Alan and his wife proudly visited the Centre yesterday as part of an excursion with Avalon Waterways...

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A Special Visit From East York Collegiate

April 18, 2016 Juno Beach Exhibition-8

The Juno Beach Centre was pleased to host 58 grade ten students from the East York Collegiate Institute for a special visit to see the From Vimy to Juno exhibit at the Queen’s Own Rifles Museum today. These young history enthusiasts were among the first school groups to experience our exciting new learning tools developed...

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Excavating the Tobruk

April 16, 2016 K

EXCAVATION WORK HAS BEGUN ON THE RECENTLY DISCOVERED TOBRUK ON JUNO During the filming of an episode of the Canadian series War Junk in June 2015, a German machine gun emplacement or Tobruk was discovered. The first excavations of this new site took place this weekend. A dozen volunteers took part in this endeavour carried out by...

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A group of young councillors visiting the Juno Beach Centre 

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Today, we gladly welcomed a group of 15 councillors from Ecully, near Lyon. These 10-12 year old students were elected to the “Conseil Municipal des Jeunes” of their city for a year, a program that gives a place to the community’s youth allowing them to put freedom and action into practice. Many projects are created to...

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From Vimy to Juno Launch Event

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A big thank you to everyone who came out to the From Vimy to Juno launch event at the The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Museum and Archives in Casa Loma last night! We were thrilled to be in the company of Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, as well as many esteemed guests and...

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New in the JBC Boutique for 2016

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The tourism season is picking up here at the Juno Beach Centre, and we have just received new merchandise directly from Canada. We encourage you to visit the JBC to discover our souvenirs from the Royal Canadian Legion, exclusively available in Normandy at the Juno Beach Centre! We’re also carrying new handmade Canadian dreamcatchers. According to Native...

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Hell’s Corner

April 3, 2016 20160318_112733

On June 7th 1944, The North Nova Scotia Highlanders, with tank support from the 27th Canadian Armoured Regiment (Sherbrooke Fusiliers), reached the villages of les Buissons, Buron and Authie, almost reaching their D-Day objective, the city of Caen. Overrun in Authie and Buron by savage counterattacks from the 25th SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment, part of...

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