It was a great first day for the participants in the 11th annual Juno Beach Centre Summer Institute and Battlefield Tour. Our flight departed Toronto in the evening and 25 teachers from all across Canada arrived in Paris early in the morning to start this exciting tour.
The first stop after a quick lunch was the Beaumont-Hamel Memorial. After a tour with Vincent, an excellent Canadian student guide, the educators had time to wander around the site before taking off for the Thiepval Memorial to the missing.
We finished the day with a dinner in the town of Saint-Laurent-Blangy, just outside of Arras, where everyone had a chance to get to know each other.
Check back with us tomorrow as we visit Vimy Ridge and Dieppe!
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