The 2016 Guide Team

ColinCOLIN

Fredericton, New Brunswick

History and Political Science student at St. Thomas University

“This place is truly humbling. As guides at the Juno Beach Centre, not only do we get to explore this important chapter in Canadian history, but we get to participate in its perpetuation. The work of remembrance we do here is one of the most rewarding task I’ve ever been given.”

 

SCOTT

Kelowna, British Columbia

Undergraduate at the University of British Columbia in History and International Relations

“To most Canadians, places like this are little more than a distant memory. The events are words on a page of a long forgotten textbook. To everyone here, it was and still is reality. I’m very excited to be a part of the mechanism that connects the people and the place with what we learn at home.”

 

MatthieuMATTHIEU

Ottawa, Ontario

History and Political Studies Student at Trent University

“For as long as I can remember, I have been both fascinated and humbled by the sacrifices made by the men and women of all nations who have fought tyranny during the Second World War. I am immensely honoured to have been given the opportunity to pay tribute in my own small way to the brave Canadians who participated in the liberation of Europe, and to share my passion with others, so that their sacrifice will not be forgotten.”

 

KATIE

Kingston, Ontario

War Studies at Royal Military College of Canada

“I’m really thankful for this opportunuity because it gives me the chance to immerse myself in a topic I’m passionate about. I’ve been researching the SD&G Highlanders for a few years and working here is a way to follow in their footsteps. I hope I can make this place as meaningful for our visitors as it is to me.”

BRETT

North Vancouver, British Columbia

French Cohort Program at Simon Frasier University

“Growing up, I have always been fascinated by the soldiers experience landing on the Normandy beaches on D-Day and during the ensuing struggle to liberate Europe. As a young man the same age as the soldiers who landed here, I can see how our places could be switched. I’m truly honored to be here. ”

 

 

ALEXANDRA

Oakville, Ontario

Undergraduate student in psychology at Queen’s University

“Ever since I was a young, I have been fascinated by the Second World War. Working at the Juno Beach Centre is an incredibly humbling experience. It allows me to follow my passion, and learn more about the role that Canadians played in Normandy. It is a great honour to have a small part in preserving memory and history.”

LUKE

Regina, Saskatchewan

Political Science undergrad at Campion College of the University of Regina

“We read about the sacrifices that Canadian soldiers in school and honour them on Remembrance Day, but being here at the Juno Beach Centre is a daily reminder of the amazing sacrifices that our troops made so that we can lead the lives we lead today. I am immensely honoured to have been given the opportunity to preserve the memory of these sacrifices.”