Author Archives for Ophélie Duchemin

Visit of the Gallant Family

November 22, 2019 10:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Juno Beach Centre was pleased to welcome the Gallant family, who visited the JBC on two separate occasions to view items from their father and grandfather, Aubin Gallant, including his medals. In September, we welcomed Amy and Howie, and in October, Freddie DesRoches, Roger, Fred, Leonard and Verno. The items were generously donated to...


Donation by Richard Caplette

November 22, 2019 6:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Juno Beach Centre was recently honoured to receive a donation by artist and painter, Richard Caplette, from Rigaud, Québec. Accompanied by Mr. Fritz, Richard Caplette and his wife visited the museum to simultaneously share and rediscover 9 canvas paintings which the artist had not seen since 1994, the year they were exhibited in Courseulles...


Peter Buckley and the Sherbrooke Fusillier Regiment

November 21, 2019 8:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Peter Buckley, son of a Canadian veteran, crosses the English Channel several times a year to visit Sword, Juno and Gold beaches in honor of his father and those who fought with him. Peter’s father, Hugh Buckley, from Vancouver, landed on D-Day at Bernières-sur-Mer with the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment, and returned to Normandy for the...


100,000th visitor of the year

November 13, 2019 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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...


Cérémonie Canadienne du Jour du Souvenir

November 11, 2019 11:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Au Centre Juno Beach, selon la tradition canadienne, en ce jour qui commémore la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale, nous nous souvenons de tous les soldats qui sont tombés alors qu’ils servaient leurs pays. Notre cérémonie s’inscrit parmi les nombreuses cérémonies qui ont lieu aujourd’hui sur les sites de la Première Guerre mondiale, mais...