Dispatches from Juno

Garth Webb’s School from Vimy to Juno

March 12, 2017 Vimy to Juno

As part of their trip to the Normandy D-Day Beaches with Ellison Travel and Tours, staff and students of Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville, Ontario, Canada spent the morning honouring the founder of the Juno Beach Centre, their school’s namesake, with a very special visit to the Juno Beach Centre. The group held a...

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The women who came before us

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March 8 International Women’s Day. We’re marking it by acknowledging the many ways that women have lived their lives in response to war. We remember the bravery, courage, and spunk of the women who put their lives on the line; the CWACSs, Wrens, Nurses, and RCAF women’s corp – as well as the many women...

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A special visit for Women’s Day

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Today, March 8th, Women’s Day, has been marked at the Juno Beach Centre by the visit of local MP Isabelle Attard, Députée du Calvados, who came to discover the new exhibition “From Vimy to Juno: Remembering Canadians in France”. Marie-Eve Vaillancourt, History Department Manager of the museum presented the themes and the educational program developed...

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Explore Vimy Ridge on the floor of your classroom!

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2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This April, thousands of Canadian students will travel to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France to commemorate the sacrifices made a century ago. The development of a number of resources help to make the Battle of Vimy Ridge and its commemoration accessible to...

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2017 Vimy Guides on Juno

February 24, 2017 Vimy Guides 24.02.2017

Just in time for From Vimy to Juno! Today the Juno Beach Centre was happy to see a group of guides from the Vimy Ridge and Beaumont-Hamel Memorials. They had taken advantage of a day off to make a pilgrimage from one symbolic Canadian site to another, just as thousands of other young Canadians will...

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From Vimy to Juno to Whitehorse!

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The Juno Beach Centre’s Canadian team was thrilled to unveil the From Vimy to Juno travelling exhibit at the MacBride Museum of Yukon History in Whitehorse last night. During the day, children from three local schools visited the museum to take in the new exhibit and “play” museum curator with the exhibit’s interactive education program. They...

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