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Canada’s D-Day Tribute

April 2, 2014 Tribute marker small EN

On June 6, 1944, D-Day, 359 Canadians were killed in action on the beaches of Normandy. These men came from communities all...

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Montreal Canadiens at the JBC

September 28, 2014 Montreal Canadiens

The staff at the Juno Beach Centre was happy to welcome a group of former Montreal Canadiens players, including Yvon Lambert, who played with the Habs from 1972 to 1981, and helped them to win four Stanley Cups. Here’s a photo of Lambert from his golden days on the ice: Other Canadians visiting at the same...

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RCAF WD Veteran Ruth Nesbitt

September 24, 2014 Ruth RCAF WD

We were delighted to have a visit from Ruth Eleanor Nesbitt, who served in the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force for four years in Ottawa during the Second World War. One of 50,000 Canadian women who served in uniform during the war. Thank you for your service, Ruth!

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Canadian Canoe-Polo Team at the JBC

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Let us introduce you to the Canadian women’s Canoe-Polo team during their visit to the Juno Beach Centre! 11 young athletes and their coaches from Edmonton, Alberta, here to take part in the Canoe-Polo World championships which will take place in Thury-Harcourt in the heart of Normandy between September 22 and 28. Before arriving in Normandy...

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Walking In Her Father’s Footsteps

September 15, 2014 Veres

Audrey Veres, Belgian daughter of a Royal Winnipeg Rifles veteran, came to the Juno Beach Centre to walk in her father’s footsteps. Her father, Rifleman Joseph Frederick Veres, from d’Amour, Saskatchewan, was a sniper in the Second World War and met her mother of in Brussels during the war and she became his war bride. Mrs....

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From Our Collections: The Chaske Medals

August 22, 2014 Rifleman Tom Chaske gravestone at Groesbeek

Tom Chaske was a Métis Canadian born on 3 March 1922 in Edwin, Manitoba to Tom and Nyjookwah Chaske. He enlisted in March of 1943. He ran off to marry Marjorie Thomas in April that year before being transferred to the 103rd Fort Garry Horse and later to the Winnipeg rifles, where he would remain as a rifleman. He...

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A Special Donation

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Behind the scratched surface of the protective glass, a Canadian soldier is pictured in uniform back home in Canada, flanked by his 2 sisters. This tiny photograph is mounted on a leather bracelet; it’s a snapshot of a family moment back Canada. In August 1944, the village of Neuville du Bosc was liberated by Canadian...

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Raid on Dieppe, 72 Years On

August 19, 2014 amelie

A few days before the 72nd anniversary of the Raid on Dieppe (August 19, 2014), the Juno Beach Centre is pleased to have welcomed the Vennat-Barrette family. Chantal Vennat visited the museum with her daughter Amélie (15) and Mathieu (18) to pay tribute to Chantal’s grand-father, lieutenant André Vennat, from the Fusiliers Mont Royal Regiment who...

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