Dispatches from Juno

Canadian Remembrance Day Ceremony

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We were honoured to have amongst us Pam Calvert, Director and Jen Sguigna, Program Manager of the Juno Beach Centre Association in  Canada; Peter Buckley, Jim and Randy Timmins, the sons of Canadian veterans and 7 Canadian Law students at Sussex University in Brighton, UK. Special thanks to Chloé Saussey, the little Normandy girl who read the Commitment to Remember...

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Halloween: Meeting with Juno The Caribou

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Hundreds came (some from New York!!!) for Halloween to meet Juno the Caribou at the Juno Beach Centre and get photographed in the photo booth of the haunted forest! We hope you have had a great Halloween day in Courseulles with all the activities you’ve been offered and you filled up on candy!!! Admire our...

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Preparing Halloween at the JBC!

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On October 24th and October 26th, a workshop was held at the Juno Beach Centre. 3 wizards who are friends with Juno The Caribou, prepared Halloween with 30 little monsters. First, the witch explained to the children that Caribou has been hit with a bad spell and needs help. Pumpkin masks were made, and a...

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“Some Came Back, Others Did Not”

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The Juno Beach Centre has received a donation which is a perfect illustration of this quote, which is also the name of one of the rooms of the Juno Beach Centre.

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The JBC welcomes a Normandy Region work group

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  At the Juno Beach Centre, we love new and creative experiences, team work and everything that gives sense to daily work. We have therefore been very pleased to welcome several departments of the Normandy Region (Caen) for a day of reflexion on their general plans. Teams were able to perform their group workshops in...

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Why the code name Juno Beach?

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Juno was almost called “Jellyfish” While Bradley chose the code names for the American beaches, Montgomery proposed fish names for the British beaches: Goldfish and Swordfish, which became Gold and Sword, but for the Canadian beach, he had the strange idea of calling it Jellyfish, which would have become Jelly! Canadian Wing Commander Dawnay then...

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2017/2018 Fellow at the JBC!

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The Juno Beach Centre is proud to welcome the 2017 recipient of the Juno Beach Centre Fellowship program, Desaree Rosskopf of the University of Western Ontario in London, ON!   Desaree is visiting the Juno Beach Centre this week to conduct research on the progression of the memory of Juno Beach and the D-Day Campaigns from different perspectives, including the...

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