November 9 at 6 pm: “The Place of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy in the Canadian conscience past and present” by Dr Serge Durflinger
History Professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada), Historian Serge Durflinger is one of the rare Canadian bilingual historians who has studied the topic of the Second World War from both the Canadian anglophone and francophone perspectives.
Juno Beach Centre’s multi-purpose room. Free of charge
November 11 at 3 pm: Canadian Remembrance Day Ceremony
Every year on November 11, Canadians remember the veterans who served their country in the wars of the 20th century: men and women who died or put their lives in danger while serving in the Army, Airforce, Navy, Merchant Navy, or in the Peacekeeping Forces. More than 1.5 million Canadians served overseas and nearly 116,000 died. Canadians also remember the sacrifice of the Allies who fought alongside them in foreign lands and shed their blood in the name of freedom. They also honour the men, women and children who contributed to the war effort at home in businesses, factories, volunteer organizations and schools all over the country. At the end of the ceremony, Frédéric Pouille, Mayor of Courseulles-sur-Mer, will officially announce the beginning of the works to rehabilitate the underground German Command Post on site in 1944 (in front of the Juno Beach Centre). This project has been awarded the label of the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Normandy given by Région Basse-Normandie.
For more information:
Director of the Juno Beach Centre