Dispatches from Juno

A Métis Man Goes to War

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Today the Juno Beach Centre was happy to welcome Paul Delorme and his family. Paul is a Métis veteran of the South Saskatchewan Regiment. He landed at Dieppe during the ill-fated Canadian assault on August 19th, 1942 where he was taken prisoner of war. After visiting Dieppe on the anniversary, Paul continued down the coast...

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The Raid on Dieppe, 74 years on

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At 0500 on August 19th, 1942, the men from the Royal Regiment of Canada were approaching the beach of Puys, a small seaside village two kilometres east of Dieppe. They were already behind schedule and, as the sun rose, their presence was detected. The Germans took aim at the landing crafts that were still ten...

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Meeting with Jim Tracy, between Courseulles and Dieppe

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As we commemorate the 74th anniversary of the fateful Dieppe Raid of August 19, 1942, we would like to share the story of Jim (James) Tracy, whom we met and interviewed at the Juno Beach Centre on July 8, 2016.  With a most unusual and incredible war experience, this veteran returned to Europe for the...

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Beaverbrook Vimy Prize Winners on Juno

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We were pleased to welcome 16 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize winners from Canada, Britain and France to the Juno Beach Centre this morning. The group is currently travelling throughout Europe to learn more about the intertwined history of our three countries during the First and Second World Wars. They toured the museum and the Centre’s Atlantic...

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A second very Acadian day

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This year, the walking tour « L’Acadienne » was commented (in French only) on the beaches of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Bernières-sur-Mer, and Courseulles-sur-Mer by Colin Leahy, guide at the Juno Beach Centre who comes from Fredericton, New-Brunswick. He was assisted by his colleague, Matthieu Reekie, from Ottawa They returned to the Juno Beach Centre just in time for the concert...

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A very Acadian afternoon

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This afternoon, the Juno Beach Centre was pleased to host various activities as part of the Acadian week : A floral decoration workshop by Bures Fleurs from Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. A musical entertainment by Razzmatazz (Nova-Scotia): Thomas Cormier and Sandy Greenberg sang for children and adults alike. A conference by David Devigne (France) entitled Acadian soldiers in...

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Tribute to Acadian soldiers

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A ceremony to pay homage to the Acadian soldiers who fought on D-Day and the Battle of Normandy was held at the Juno Beach Centre on August 11, 2016 as part of the programming of La Semaine acadienne.  

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70 years ago, William Mackenzie King on Juno Beach

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Seventy years ago the world leaders met in Paris at the Peace Conference to determine the future of international politics for decades to come. William Lyon Mackenzie King, the Canadian Prime Minister, was in Paris for the occasion and took the opportunity to visit the Normandy battlefields in August of 1946. The Journey The local...

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