Dispatches from Juno


A Visit From the Canadian War Museum

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We were pleased to welcome Mr. Tony Glen, Director of Exhibitions, Creative Development and Learning at the Canadian War Museum to the Juno Beach Centre yesterday. The JBC is a proud partner of the Canadian War Museum. We look forward to our future collaborations with this important Canadian institution, especially in the lead up to the...

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Introducing the 2017 Guides: Madeleine!

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The Juno Beach Centre is now open for the 2017 season. And a new year means a new Canadian student guide team! Madeleine, from Montréal, QC, is one of the first guides to arrive and will be with us until August. Here’s what she had to say about working on Juno Beach: “Before arriving in Normandy, I did not...

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Les Esnèques are Back!

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We were pleased to welcome the new educators at Centre des Esnèques in Courseulles! As part of their two week training, four new employees along with the permanent staff visited the JBC to prepare for their 2017 season. In preparation for visits with their primary-level school groups throughout the year, the educators discovered the themes of the new...

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Introducing the 2017 Guides: James!

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The Juno Beach Centre is now open for the 2017 season. And a new year means a new Canadian student guide team! James, from West Vancouver, BC is one of the first guides to arrive and will be with us until August. Here’s what he had to say about working on Juno Beach: “I am now the same...

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A Canadian Veteran and the Ultimate Canadian Pilgrimage

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Today, staff at the Juno Beach Centre happily welcomed Captain (ret’d) Percy Purpura, a Medical Corps veteran who served in the Canadian Forces during the Cold War and on Peacekeeping missions. Capt. Purpura has embarked on the “ultimate Canadian Pilgrimage,” travelling from Canada to France, visiting the Vimy Memorial and the Juno Beach Centre, both...

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A Sneak Peek at From Vimy to Juno

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Exciting news! The Juno Beach Centre’s next temporary exhibit, From Vimy to Juno: Remembering the Canadians in France, is en route from Canada! Our exhibition design firm sent these images of it’s crating and shipment: The exhibit retraces two great moments in Canadian history — the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917 and the D-Day Landings...

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