A commemorative and festive afternoon

| August 13, 2015

The 10th Semaine acadienne is a highlight of commemorations and meaningful festivities. La Semaine acadienne is the opportunity to remember the Acadians who took part in the liberation of Juno Beach and to share festivities, joy and freedom.

At the Juno Beach Centre, we have been partners of La Semaine acadienne for 10 years. The afternoon of August 12th was dedicated to commemoration and Acadian culture. For a start, Alexandra and Etienne, guides at the Juno Beach Centre, were pleased to comment the Hike Walk between Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer and Courseulles-sur-Mer. The participants could learn more about the historical events which took place on Juno Beach on June 6, 1944.

When they arrived at the Juno Beach Centre, the group of walkers could enjoy the concert of Acadian songs offered by Jérémi Dupuis and Gerry Boudreau on the Garth Webb esplanade, in front of the museum.

During this time, in front of the museum for the second year, Bures Fleurs proposed a floral work shop, which was a great success. The participants will now be able to make their own wreaths and lay them during the ceremonies on the graves of the Acadian soldiers who rest in the soil of Normandy.

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