Dispatches from Juno

Visit from the Elbeuf Association for Citizenship

August 27, 2015 IMG_0883

We were pleased to welcome a group from the Association for Citizenship and Community from the town of Elbeuf in Seine-Maritime for their annual intergenerational excursion. Both young and old had the chance to participate in our special History at your Fingertips activity with Ashley, one of our student guides. The afternoon was full of fun moments of intergenerational sharing...

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In Review: From Juno Beach to Dieppe

August 24, 2015 MEV book 1

Normandy 1944: Canada’s Soldiers, From Juno Beach to Dieppe By Olivier Richard Editions Comever de Rameau, Recommended by Marie-Eve Vaillancourt, Juno Beach Centre History Department Manager: This book, published in partnership with the Juno Beach Centre, presents a collection of unique photographs and stories. Many are published for the first time, along with personal belongings of Canadian...

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Dieppe Memorial Service in Hamilton, Ontario

August 20, 2015 Last remaining RHLI Dieppe Veterans

The Juno Beach Centre Association was honoured to be invited to the Dieppe memorial service in Hamilton, Ontario yesterday. In attendance were the last three remaining Dieppe veterans from the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Jack McFarland, 94, Ken Curry, 93, and Fred Englebrecht, 95. All three men were taken prisoner and held in German POW...

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JBC Guides Commemorate Dieppe

August 19, 2015 IMG_1569

73 years ago, Canadian soldiers stormed the beaches of Puys, Pourville, Varengeville, Berneval and Dieppe as a part of an ill-fated amphibious attack against the German-occupied French coast. Today two of our student guides, Scott and Etienne, travelled to Dieppe to commemorate the anniversary and walk the same chert beaches traversed by Canadians decades before....

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A commemorative and festive afternoon

August 13, 2015 IMG_0675

The 10th Semaine acadienne is a highlight of commemorations and meaningful festivities. La Semaine acadienne is the opportunity to remember the Acadians who took part in the liberation of Juno Beach and to share festivities, joy and freedom. At the Juno Beach Centre, we have been partners of La Semaine acadienne for 10 years. The...

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Ceremony in memory of Acadian soldiers

August 12, 2015 SONY DSC

During the 10th Semaine acadienne organized by Arnaud Blin, the Juno Beach Centre organised a ceremony to pay homage to the Acadian soldiers who died on Juno Beach on June 6, 1944 and during the 10 weeks of the Battle of Normandy. “We are pround of our partnership with La Semaine acadienne which contributes to the transmission of values which we...

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