Dispatches from Juno

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Cyril Crain – Veteran Poet

November 21, 2014 Cyril2

Update: We learned today that Cyril Crain has passed. On June 6, 1944, he had landed in Bernières with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada. The Juno Beach Centre and the Canadians have lost a friend. We will remember him at Juno. Cyril Walter Crain was born on June 11, 1923 in Nottingham, England. At the...

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Inushuk High School at the JBC

November 13, 2014 Hanson 2

Travelling with EF Tours, a group of 30 students and teachers from Inushuk High School in Iqaluit, Nunavut visited the Juno Beach Centre this morning as part of their trip to Holland and France. It was a pleasure to welcome this group including some students with grandfathers who participated in the war. One student, Jackson...

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The Last Colonel

November 12, 2014 cote 111114

Ernest Coté was in charge of logistics for the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division on June 6, 1944 — D-Day. At 101 years of age, he visited the Juno Beach Centre last April with French Canadian journalist, Alain Stanké, to premier the documentary “Les Carottes Sont Cuites”. The film was produced to commemorate the 70th Anniversary...

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Remembrance Day Ceremony 2014

November 12, 2014 IMG_7249

The Juno Beach Centre’s Remembrance Day ceremony was very unique this year with the presence of 101-year-old LCol Ernest Côté, Canadian D-Day veteran in charge of Logistics with the headquarters of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, along with Minister-Counsellor from the Canadian Embassy in Paris, Pierre Guimond, and Anne-Marie Phillipeaux, Deputy-Mayor of Courseulles-sur-Mer. Over 200 people attended,...

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Behind the Names: James Barnfather

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To mark the days leading up to Remembrance Day, we’ve collected stories of people all across Canada sharing what inspired them to sponsor a Commemorative Brick at the Juno Beach Centre. Through their sponsorship, the Juno Beach Centre has continued to thrive since we first opened in 2003. The Centre has been fortunate to play host to many of our donors and people...

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Go Dogs Go! Niagara Ice Dogs Support the JBC

November 10, 2014 Last Post

On Saturday November 8th, the Niagara Ice Dogs held their annual Remembrance Day game. This year the Juno Beach Centre was honoured to see the team adopt special commemorative D-Day jersey designed to pay tribute to Canada’s brave Second World War veterans. The jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Juno Beach Centre’s memorial and educational...

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The Sudbury Wolves Support the Juno Beach Centre

November 10, 2014 Wolves puck drop

On Saturday November 8th, the Sudbury Wolves held their annual Veterans and Military Appreciation Remembrance Day game. This year the Juno Beach Centre was honoured to see the team adopt special commemorative D-Day jersey designed to pay tribute to Canada’s brave Second World War veterans. The jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Juno Beach...

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Behind the Names: Judy Fulmer

November 10, 2014 Fulmer 2

To mark the days leading up to Remembrance Day, we’ve collected stories of people all across Canada sharing what inspired them to sponsor a Commemorative Brick at the Juno Beach Centre. Through their sponsorship, the Juno Beach Centre has continued to thrive since we first opened in 2003. The Centre has been fortunate to play host to many...

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