Students From Across Canada Will Experience Canadian History Firsthand
The Juno Beach Centre hosts a group of students on the battlefields of France to walk in the footsteps of history.
This summer, the Juno Beach Centre will host the Juno75 Student Pilgrimage. A group of 24 Canadian high school students from eight provinces are traveling through Northern France for a once-in-a-lifetime visit to the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars.
The 12-day tour includes visits to the Ypres Salient, Vimy Ridge, Beaumont-Hamel, Dieppe, and historical sites in Normandy including the Juno Beach Centre, Omaha Beach, and Arromanches, with a Remembrance Service in association with the City of Caen, where thousands of Canadians fought to liberate the city. The pilgrimage is a unique educational experience which takes the themes and events students learn about in the classroom and connects them to the real places where these events took place 75 years ago, as well as the real people whose lives were irrevocably altered by both world wars.