Hurrah! The Juno Beach Centre has just welcomed its 100,000th visitor!
This year of the 75th anniversary is the first time we reach this annual attendance since the opening of the museum.
We were pleased to meet this milestone by welcoming John and Krista Godwaldt, from Grimsby, Ontario, accompanied by their son Christopher Godwaldt and their son-in-law Kevin Dunn, from South Africa. For this Canadian family, the ties are strong with the Netherlands since John and Krista’s parents moved to Canada in the post-war years and their son Christopher went back to live there, in Delft, where he created a food business. On the occasion of a holiday together in Normandy, the Godwaldt family chose to visit the only Canadian museum of landing beaches. They were able to discover the role played by Canada during the Second World War, including the liberation of Holland, of which 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary.
Thank you for this visit that gives us a taste of the year to come. We hope to also welcome 100,000 visitors next year, including many Canadians, many Dutch and many Dutch-Canadians!
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