Dispatches from Juno

Flt Lt Barrington Cleeton’s lighter

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Last week, we had the pleasure of meeting Lyn-Barrel Sigson and her husband during their visit to Normandy, in memory of her uncle, Flt Lt Barrington Cleeton, who was killed on June 25, 1944 while serving with the RCAF as a Spitfire pilot. Flt Lt Cleeton’s aircraft was shot down over la Hague near Cherbourg....

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The Juno Beach Centre Congratulates Blake Seward

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Nationally recognized history teacher, Blake Seward, from Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on Friday, November 25, 2016, during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. The Meritorious Service Decorations were established to recognize the extraordinary people who make Canada...

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From Vimy to Juno Exhibit in Montreal

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Yesterday the Juno Beach Centre’s Canadian team was in Montreal for a vernissage to launch From Vimy to Juno at the McGill University Hospital. The exhibition was on display alongside many rare artefacts describing the hospitals history, including a copy of In Flanders Fields handwritten by John McCrae. We were honoured to be in the...

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Exploring Juno: A Day in the Life #4

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Over the next three weeks, we’ll be posting updates on this blog that provide insight into what it’s like to work at the JBC and to live in Courseulles-Sur-Mer. Check up on it every Wednesday and Friday until November 25th! Living in Courseulles-Sur-Mer means that, if you want,  you get to run along Juno Beach,...

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Familial connections at the JBC (Part 3)

November 16, 2016 great-grandpa

Over the next three weeks, we’ll be posting updates on this blog that provide insight into what it’s like to work at the JBC and to live in Courseulles-Sur-Mer. Check up on it every Wednesday and Friday until November 25th! Every year, the Juno Beach Centre connects thousands of Canadians with their own family history,...

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Remembrance Day on Juno. A Day in the Life #2

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Over the next three weeks, we’ll be posting updates on this blog that provide insight into what it’s like to work at the JBC and to live in Courseulles-Sur-Mer. Check up on it every Wednesday and Friday until November 25th! Every day on Juno holds something a little bit different. But like anywhere else, eventually...

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