Dispatches from Juno

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Canada’s D-Day Tribute

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On June 6, 1944, D-Day, 359 Canadians were killed in action on the beaches of Normandy. These men came from communities all...

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Tom Chaske

August 22, 2014 Rifleman Tom Chaske gravestone at Groesbeek

Tom Chaske was a Native Canadian born on 3 March 1922 in Edwin, Manitoba to Tom and Nyjookwah Chaske. He enlisted in March of 1943. He ran off to marry Marjorie Thomas in April that year before being transferred to the 103rd Fort Garry Horse and later to the Royal Winnipeg rifles, where he would remain as a...

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A Special Donation

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Behind the scratched surface of the protective glass, a Canadian soldier is pictured in uniform back home in Canada, flanked by his 2 sisters. This tiny photograph is mounted on a leather bracelet; it’s a snapshot of a family moment back Canada. In August 1944, the village of Neuville du Bosc was liberated by Canadian...

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Raid on Dieppe, 72 Years On

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A few days before the 72nd anniversary of the Raid on Dieppe (August 19, 2014), the Juno Beach Centre is pleased to have welcomed the Vennat-Barrette family. Chantal Vennat visited the museum with her daughter Amélie (15) and Mathieu (18) to pay tribute to Chantal’s grand-father, lieutenant André Vennat, from the Fusiliers Mont Royal Regiment who...

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JBCA at the Scout House International Tattoo

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On August 9th, The Juno Beach Centre Association had the opportunity to attend the Scout House Intentional Tattoo. Held in Waterloo, ON, the Tattoo featured a variety of military bands  from all over Canada and the United States. The Tattoo included tributes to those who served in the various wars and peace keeping missions, as...

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Flower Workshop at the JBC

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All afternoon, Mrs. Bures and her volunteers shared their flower arranging know-how and professional advice with hundreds of people. Each one was thrilled to leave with beautiful flowers. Thank you Mrs. Bures and everyone involved in this fun event!  

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An Acadian Concert at the JBC

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We were thrilled to host a concert at the Centre today as a part of Acadian Week. Singer Yvette d’Entremont from Nova Scotia performed Acadian songs for an enthusiastic crowd, and was accompanied by performers from the “La Voix de la Mer” show. Thank you to everyone who attended!

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“L’Acadienne” Historical Walk

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Today at the Juno Beach Centre… Nearly 100 people discovered the history of Juno Beach, from Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer to the Juno Beach Centre, during a historical walk commented by Marie-Eve Vaillancourt, JBC Program manager, accompanied by Isabelle Jeaurond, JBC guide. Throughout the 8 km of Juno Beach, the walkers discovered 5,000 km of Canada through the history of...

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