Vimy and Juno. Two names, two world wars, two great victories for Canadians. One hundred years ago in 1917, Canadians captured Vimy Ridge in the Pas de Calais region. 27 years later in 1944, Canadians landed on Juno Beach in Normandy, and took part in the liberation of France.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Juno Beach Centre presents a temporary exhibition retracing these two great moments in Canadian history, allowing visitors to get closer to those who experienced these great victories.
The exhibition is embedded with a timeline that retraces the story of Canada’s involvement on French soil, from the conflicts to their commemoration. This chronological approach provides a clear presentation of motivations for enlistment, the grief experienced by families, and the development of a Canadian culture of of commemoration throughout the 20th century.
How did Canadians commemorate their fallen soldiers? How did the French play a role in preserving their memory?
FOR FAMILIES: FREE APP TO EXPLORE THIS TEMPORARY EXHIBIT!
By giving you access to interactive historical content within our temporary exhibition, this mobile application allows you to better understand these periods of history with family stories between 1914 and today, while spending a moment together with family and friends. You are also able to share your experiences on social media!
FOR TEACHERS: EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR SCHOOL GROUPS