Dispatches from Juno

Two families have a common bond

July 22, 2017 gourmette

Franco-Canadian friendship endures, generation after generation. Today was the case once again at the Juno Beach Centre during a special get together to give the bracelet of a Canadian soldier back to his family, after 73 years. The Cole family, from London, Ontario and the Caron family, a local family, came to meet for the first time...

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Georgetown Children’s Choir at the JBC

July 21, 2017 IMG_2433

It was a pleasure to welcome the Georgetown Children’s Choir to the JBC today. Over two dozen members travelled from their home in Ontario to visit and perform at various locations throughout France in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, and the Battle of Vimy Ridge centennial. For the trip, the choir invited alumni performers and...

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Conrad Landry honoured in Normandy

July 6, 2017 IMG_7980

  Conrad Landry’s Centenary The Juno Beach Centre would like to take a moment to mark the 100th birthday of Mr Conrad Landry, a veteran who landed on Juno Beach on D-Day. In France, as in Canada, Conrad Landry was honoured for his 100th birthday last May. Many villages in Normandy awarded him honorary citizenship: Bény-sur-Mer,...

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2 moving stories in 2 days

June 26, 2017 DSC08042

James Hutchingham, guide at the Juno Beach Centre, shares 2 very emotional experiences he recently went through at the museum. The rich history of Juno Beach is one we guides share with visitors, and fortunately for us, this history is even richer due to the memories of the many living veterans that we can meet at...

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From Manitoba to Juno !

June 23, 2017 19095643_943642355778763_4658983492693598223_o

James Wilson, Deputy Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade for Manitoba visited the Centre today with his family! It was an honour to have a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation community of Northern Manitoba with us on Juno Beach! Thank you for your visit and enjoy your stay in Normandy, which is so proud of...

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