« Sport, Memory and Solidarity », that is the slogan of the 13th annual « La Canadienne » a running race organized in Saint-Germaine-La-Blanche-Herbe by the “Les Amis des pieds en fête” association. This race is in large part a tribute to the Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in the summer of 1944, as the route follows the advance of the Canadians in this part of Normandy.
Luke, one of the JBC’s student guides from Regina, Saskatchewan, took part in the 6.4 km “Petite Canadienne”.
It is a moving experience to be able to run in the footsteps of the Canadian soldiers that fought and died here; passing town after town whose streets bear the names of Canadian regiments and soldiers.
Thanks Luke for representing Canada on behalf of the Juno Beach Centre.
It is important to note that the proceeds from this event will be donated to several children’s charities in the region. Full race details and results can be found here: www.courselacanadienne.fr
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