Canadian D-Day commemorative ceremony

June 6, 2017

Canadian D-Day commemorative ceremony

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Garth Webb Esplanade.

The traditional Canadian D-Day Commemorative Ceremony will take place at the Juno Beach Centre on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 3.30 pm. In the presence of the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Ambassador of Canada, alongside representatives of the French and Canadian military and civilian authorities, and veterans:

Announced to date:

Frederick Donald Hall, who was evacuated at Dunkirk and landed on D-Day at 4pm in Bernières with the 9th Survey Regiment attached to the Canadian Royal Artillery.

Victor Urch was a Leading Seaman Gunner with the Royal Navy. He was posted to several Landing Craft in the sector of Courseulles, helping to land many Canadians on D-Day and for many weeks thereafter.

David Teacher, Leading Aircraftsman 102 Beach Unit landed on Mike on D-Day and leaved on the beach for the following 3 months.

Frank Baugh was a Signalman with the Royal Navy. He was posted to several Landing Craft on Sword and Juno Beaches on D-Day and for several weeks afterwards.

William Taylor



A security plan is in place for the ceremony:

Parking is not authorized on the site as of 1:00pm. Backpacks or luggage are not allowed and camera bags & purses will be searched upon entering the site.

A special Juno Park tour schedule is in place for June 6, 2017

Due to the commemorative ceremonies and events surrounding the 73rd anniversary of D-Day and the Normandy Landings, a special tour schedule is in place for our guided tours of Juno Park and the bunkers:

Tuesday June 6 (2 tours are available):
– at 10:30am in English
– at 11:30am in French

Please note that the Juno Beach Centre will be closed to visitors on the afternoon of June 6, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Thank you for your understanding.