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Veterans Affairs Canada launches Juno75 Campaign

April 2, 2019 7:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On Friday, Veterans Affairs Canada launched a campaign to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy by sending a pair of combat boots on a cross-country journey. The ceremony was held in the main hall of Pacific Central Station in Vancouver, British Columbia and began with the singing of O Canada....

Royal Canadian Mint Issues Commemorative Coins for Juno75

January 8, 2019 3:17 pm Published by 1 Comment

June 6, 2019 will mark 75 years since 14,000 Canadians stormed Juno Beach and helped begin the liberation of Northwest Europe from Nazi Germany. The Royal Canadian Mint has seen fit to mark the anniversary by issuing commemorative coins. There are two designs. The first coin features an artist’s take on the now-famous film footage...


November 20, 2018 3:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Last week, Meriel Beament Bradford, a member of the Juno Beach Centre Association’s Canadian Board of Directors, attended a meeting of the IODE Laurentian Chapter. IODE Canada is a national woman’s charitable organization; they share with the Juno Beach Centre a dedication to furthering education. We were excited to be able to share our messages...

Juno to Victory: A Call for Blog Posts

October 20, 2018 9:07 am Published by 1 Comment

June 6th, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Canada’s role on Juno Beach, and the beginning of the victory campaign in northwest Europe. The Canadian Army lost 359 men on D-Day alone. What followed was a deadly, attritional struggle known as the Battle of Normandy. Even after over 100,000 casualties and with their armies...

Announcement: 2019 Summer Institute for Teachers

October 17, 2018 2:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Juno Beach Centre is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 14th edition of the Summer Institute and Battlefield Tour for Educators. This important professional development opportunity offers Canadian history teachers the chance to tour First and Second World War battlefields in Northern France, and attend the Juno Beach Centre’s Summer...

Dominion Day in Normandy

July 1, 2018 4:00 am Published by 1 Comment

But how did Canadian soldiers in the field recognize Canada’s national day? A survey of Canadian Army war diaries and other sources offers a glimpse at how that day was marked in 1944.