Dispatches from Juno

Now Hiring: 2016 JBC Guides

November 25, 2015 Vince

The application deadline is fast approaching for 2016 guide positions at the Juno Beach Centre!  Click here to apply today. Here is Vincent Turpin’s reflections from his time at the Juno beach Centre in 2011: Upon finishing my undergrad studies, I was lost as to what I wanted to do with my life.  What I...

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A chance meeting at the JBC

November 12, 2015 chance reunion

We were very happy to welcome the Lessards of Sudbury, Ontario, and the Isherwoods of Harvey Station, New Brunswick, and the Hagmans from Blind River, Ontario to the Juno Beach Centre recently. This group of old friends from Canada had a chance reunion on Juno Beach! “Thanks for the amazing visit, and although emotional for...

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Remembrance Day at the Juno Beach Centre

November 11, 2015 IMG_6834

Like each year, the Juno Beach Centre commemorated November 11 by organising a Canadian Remembrance Day ceremony. Amongst the numerous guests were Monsieur CHAUVOIS Vice-Président of the Basse-Normandie Region, Monsieur Frédéric POUILLE, Mayor of Courseulles-sur-Mer, Lieutenant-Colonel MARTEL, representing the Canadian armed forces, lieutenant-colonel Christophe BAUCHET, délégué militaire départemental  adjoint du Calvados, Matthew BAKER veteran of...

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Ties that bind – The Vanden Elzen Family at the JBC

November 9, 2015 IMG_1226

Today, we were pleased to welcome John and Joe Vanden Elzen to the Juno Beach Centre. Their father, John Vanden Elzen joined the Dutch resistance during the war and immigrated to Canada after the conflict. John and Joe came to the museum as part of a 10 day visit to Europe including the Juno Beach Centre, Vimy Ridge and sites...

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Halloween at the Juno Beach Centre

November 3, 2015 BDSC_7997

On the evening of October 31, 2015, pirates took Juno Beach for their treasure! Fortunately, a crew of younger pirates came to its rescue. After a fun treasure hunt, the pirates counted their booty, found in the dunes. They also competed in a race-against-the-clock to recover the captain’s hat — a significant find for any pirate. Thankfully,...

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Coast-to-Coast in One Day

October 29, 2015 IMG_1263

Last Friday, October 23, the Juno Beach Centre Association team was represented across Canada, attending teacher conferences on each coast. Members of our team were present at the BCSSTA conference in Vancouver, the MSSTA conference in Winnipeg, the AEC/AQEUS conference in Gatineau, and the NSSSTA conference in Halifax. We engaged with Canadian educators from each...

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La nocturne des pirates d’Halloween


SAMEDI 31 OCTOBRE – 18H à 19H La nocturne des pirates d’Halloween Toutes les déclinaisons de pirates sont les bienvenues ! La soirée débutera par une photo géante et se poursuivra par une chasse au trésor. Surprise toute en lumière pour la finale. Comme toujours, les enfants, petits et grands (et les parents) sont encouragés...

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Teachers: Walk in the Footsteps of History

October 19, 2015 Group at JBC bunker

The Juno Beach Centre is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the 2016 Summer Institute and Battlefield Tour for Educators! Educators from across Canada now have the opportunity to apply to take part in our 2016 professional development program. Participants will travel to Northern France via Paris to gain first-hand knowledge of Canada’s...

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