Dispatches from Juno

Julia Mackey is here on Juno Beach!

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We arrived at Juno Beach Centre this morning to a very warm welcome. It was wonderful to meet all the staff and everyone was so friendly and inviting. We are very excited about sharing Le Cadeau de Jake in the exact location where so many Canadians landed on D-Day and the days that followed. The...

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The “Second Wind”‘s concert

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Under a gorgeous sunshine, the British group “Second Wind”, led by Kevin Ransom, delighted the public at Juno Beach Centre today by offering them a 1h30 concert on the esplanade. With only wind instruments, the 35 musicians interpreted titles of contemporary artists such as the Beatles or Adele, but also more classic pieces, without forgettingof...

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Victor Timmins’ medals

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On the occasion of her visit of the Juno Beach Centre, Janet (Timmins) Dauphinee shared a message of the Veteran’s Book, in memory of her father, Victor Ernest Timmins, Airplane mechanic attached to the 443rd Hornet Squadron who, upon arriving in Normandy was put in charge of establishing an airfield at Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer. « So great to...

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JBC’s partnership with Crédit Agricole

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The Juno Beach Centre was honoured to welcome its bank, Crédit Agricole who has granted 5 000 € for the giant touch pad of the temporary exhibition “From Vimy to Juno: Remembering Canadians in France”. The gift of the cheque was also the opportunity to sign the convention “benefits members” which allows clients of the...

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Queen’s University Alumni Visit their Brick

May 5, 2017 Queens University Alumni

The Juno Beach Centre is always pleased to welcome its supporters to the Centre and today was no different! We welcomed a group of Queen’s University alumni travelling on a pilgrimage tour from Vimy Ridge to Juno Beach. They were thrilled to see the large donor brick their alma mater had sponsored in support of...

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Casselman Catholic SS at the JBC

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The Juno Beach Centre was happy to welcome back 2016 Summer Institute alum, Martin Girard, along with a group of students from Casselman Catholic Secondary School, in Ontario. The group travelled to Juno after attending the Vimy Centennial ceremonies. Once on site, they were thrilled to see the brick they sponsored in the name of Adjudant...

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A Visit from Cole Harbour DHS

May 3, 2017 Cole Harbour DHS

We were thrilled to welcome a large group of students from Cole Harbour District High School in Nova Scotia to the Juno Beach Centre. The students travelled to Juno following the Vimy Centennial ceremonies. A big thank you to 2005 Summer Institute Alum, Dave Denike, and former Member of Parliament Peter Stoffer, for helping to...

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Jann Arden at the Juno Beach Centre

May 2, 2017 Speech

It was a beautiful day today here on Juno Beach, and the perfect day for us to welcome 90 Canadians travelling with Avalon Waterways. The group, accompanied by Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden, unveiled a new brick in Jann’s name and laid a wreath on the esplanade in front of the Juno Beach Centre. Thank you...

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