Dispatches from Juno

2017 Annual Closure

December 29, 2016 1

The Juno Beach Centre is closed to visitors from January 1 to 31, 2017 for annual maintenance work.

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Hervé Hoffer

January 16, 2017 © Richard Foot

The Juno Community has lost one of its key members, a friend, and an exemplary host.

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Teaching D-Day

January 13, 2017 _mg_7989

In classrooms across the country, students learn that Canadian troops landed on Juno Beach on 6 June 1944, as part of a larger allied invasion commonly known as D-Day. But they don’t all learn it in the same way. One of our Summer Institute alumni, Scott Powers, decided to take his history students outside of the...

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Goodbye Tom Cave

January 4, 2017 tom

It's with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Second World War veteran Sergeant Tom Cave.

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Support the JBC in 2016

December 27, 2016 221_2101

‘Tis the season for giving and we hope you will consider supporting the Juno Beach Centre as a part of your annual charitable contributions. Every donation or sponsorship of a Commemorative Brick helps keep the memory of Canada’s veterans alive. December 31 is the tax deadline for 2016! Thanks for your support!

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December 20, 2016 dsc04770

Two SCRAPBOOKING workshops Just like the families who came to the Juno Beach Centre today for our scrapbooking workshop, stop by in on Thursday afternoon to craft your own season’s greetings cards, come with friends or family and try our maple syrup herbal tea. A quiet time to spend a moment together before Christmas! Thursday...

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Creating a Memorial with Replica Bricks

December 12, 2016 memorial-cabinet-complete-at-night

Outside the Juno Beach Centre stand 16 concrete kiosks, each containing over 500 titanium bricks dedicated to the memory of Canadian veterans. Many of these bricks have been replicated in Canadian maple, and sent to our donors. The staff and students of William Derby School, in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan, decided to use these replica bricks to create...

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