Remembrance Day in Courseulles and in Canada

| November 15, 2018

While Peter Buckley, son of Canadian Veteran, was at the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy for the Remembrance Day ceremony, his father, the veteran of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers, Hugh Buckley, was in Vancouver.

And while the Juno Beach Centre team commemorated Remembrance Day in Courseulles, Canada’s team participated in several ceremonies across the country:

Marie Eve Vaillancourt, Exhibitions and Development Manager of the Juno Beach Centre Association, was at Remembrance Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa and she laid a wreath for the Juno Beach Centre.

Meriel Bradford, administrator of Juno Beach Canada Centre Association, prepared for her participation in Remembrance Day by meeting before Caitlyn McDonald, a student at Hadley School, Gatineau, QC in Chelsea Public Library. The session focused on the Second World War and Juno Beach and the role of Canadians in the liberation of France and The Netherlands. This was an outreach initiative to prepare for the local Remembrance Day ceremony Chelsea QC.






Mike Bechthold, Executive Director of the Juno Beach Centre Association, and Doug Cooper, Associate Director, were at the Remembrance Day Ceremony in Windsor.


Jenifer Sguigna, Program Manager of the Juno Beach Centre Association, attended the provincial ceremony for Ontario held at Queen’s Park, in Toronto. A wreath was laid on behalf of the Juno Beach Centre.

JBCA Board Members Brigadier-General (ret’d) Ernest Beno and Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Clearihue (7th Toronto Regiment) attended to golf tournament of the Weston Golf and Country Club. with Program Manager Jenifer Sguigna. This annual event raises funds for the Juno Beach Centre and supports the dedication of commemorative bricks in the name of Canadians killed in modern conflicts.


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