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Planning a trip to France for D-Day75?

June 7, 2018 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Normandy Campaign. The Juno Beach Centre looks forward to welcoming thousands of Canadians through our door during this important anniversary year. Several Canadian travel companies will be offering a variety of options for travelling to Normandy in 2019. If you’re interested in joining their...


Remembrance Day in Chelsea

November 11, 2017 7:10 pm Published by 1 Comment

Three school children from Chelsea Quebec, Cecily Adderley, Lucy Sinclair and Duncan Anderson assisted Juno Beach Centre Board member, Meriel Bradford, with laying a wreath on behalf of the Juno Beach Centre at the Remembrance Day ceremony organized by the Gatineau Valley Historical Society. The young people prepared for the event by meeting after school...


Our team in Canada is growing!

September 7, 2017 12:42 pm Published by 1 Comment

The JBCA is expanding our Canadian team with two new positions: a part-time Administration Assistant to report directly to the Program Manager and assist in the operations and administration of the JBCA office in Burlington, Ontario. Eight hours per week is currently the anticipated workload with the potential for flexibility in the days worked. and, a...


Canadian Flags for Bény-Sur-Mer

June 10, 2017 3:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This year, schools from across Canada participated in a special commemorative initiative to send Canadian Flags and special messages to honour the 2,048 Canadians buried in Bény-sur-Mer/Reviers Canadian War Cemetery. Canadian flags were sponsored by students, teachers, and community member; each supporter sent a message of thanks and remembrance with their flags. The flags were...


73rd Anniversary of D-Day

June 7, 2017 8:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Juno Beach Centre was pleased to welcome the public to the Canadian commemorative ceremony in honour of the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. For the first time in our history, the weather forced us to hold the ceremony inside. Thank you to the VIPs in attendance: the Honorable Lawrence Cannon, Canadian Ambassador to France; the...


Queen’s University Alumni Visit their Brick

May 5, 2017 4:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Juno Beach Centre is always pleased to welcome its supporters to the Centre and today was no different! We welcomed a group of Queen’s University alumni travelling on a pilgrimage tour from Vimy Ridge to Juno Beach. They were thrilled to see the large donor brick their alma mater had sponsored in support of...


Casselman Catholic SS at the JBC

May 4, 2017 4:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Juno Beach Centre was happy to welcome back 2016 Summer Institute alum, Martin Girard, along with a group of students from Casselman Catholic Secondary School, in Ontario. The group travelled to Juno after attending the Vimy Centennial ceremonies. Once on site, they were thrilled to see the brick they sponsored in the name of Adjudant...