Dispatches from Juno


The JBC Share a Veteran’s Story with his Descendants

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Christine Bannon, daughter of Royal Canadian Air Force veteran (127th Fighter Wing) Joseph Bannon, and her daughter Samantha visited the Juno Beach Centre where his uniform is on display. Joseph Bannon was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 4, 1919 and he passed away in Toronto, Canada in 2007. The following year, his family donated his Second...

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Farewell to the director of the Gilbert Boulanger School in Courseulles

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In 2010, Courseulles’s primary school was named after Gilbert Boulanger after a year of correspondence between this Quebecois veteran and local pupils regarding the Second World War, but more importantly, the theme of peace. This subject was particularly dear to this thoughtful old man who had fought in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the...

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Canada Day 2016 at the Juno Beach Centre

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Thank you to all the visitors of the Juno Beach Centre who participated in the activities organised today for Canada Day. Adults and children were able to test their knowledge of Canada through a quiz on the cities and provinces, they did crossword and coloring and also tried a typical Canadian treat: maple fudge. A word comes...

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Centennial of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel

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While most Canadians celebrates the anniversary of confederation today, in Newfoundland July 1st is also a somber day of commemoration and remembrance. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel. A dark day in Newfoundland and Canadian history. At 9:15 AM on the morning of July 1, 1916, 800 Newfoundlanders went over the top of their trench,...

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Congrats Garth Webb Secondary Grads!

June 30, 2016 2016 GWSS grad class

Congratulations to the 2016 graduating class from Garth Webb Secondary School! We were proud to take part in your ceremony to announce the 2016 Juno Beach Centre Bursary recipients: Allison Chan (pictured with Lise Cooper) and Dipti Pandeya. We wish you the best of luck and hope you will keep carry the spirit of GWSS with you...

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Beaumont-Hamel Centennial and a Visit from our Patron

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While most of Canada will celebrate the anniversary of confederation this Friday, in Newfoundland July 1st is also a somber day of commemoration and remembrance. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel. A dark day in Newfoundland and Canadian history. At 9:15AM on the morning of July 1, 1916, 800 Newfoundlanders went over the top of...

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HMCS Fredericton at the JBC

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The Juno Beach Centre was pleased to welcome the proud members of the Royal Canadian Navy’s HMCS Fredericton, currently deployed with NATO on the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey and presently stopped in Brest (Brittany). In addition to touring the Centre, they took the time to pay tribute to their comrades lost at sea...

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