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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Phone: 705-746-5365
Adults $5
Senior/Child $3
Pass Holders FREE
Start Date:
Mar 27/2019
From Vimy to Juno

End Date:
Apr 26/2019

From Vimy to Juno is a bilingual travelling exhibition that examines Canada’s role in the First and Second World Wars, anchored on the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 and the D-Day landings on Juno Beach in June 1944. The exhibition will focus on the personal stories of the men and women who experienced firsthand these nation-defining moments in Canadian history, while at the same time examining Canada as a nation from 1914 to 1945.


The opening reception for From Vimy to Juno will be held in the Lion's Room on Wednesday, March 27 from 6pm - 7pm. There will be a chance to view the exhibition, hear a few words from staff and enjoy some light refreshments. Admission is by a recommended donation of $2 or free for Annual Pass holders. For updates on the opening, click here.



The Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer: “In 2003, the Juno Beach Centre was established by veterans as a permanent memorial to all the Canadians who fought in the Second World War, with a vision to preserve this legacy for future generations through education. Behind this group of Canadian veterans were friends, loved ones, widows and children of veterans - all volunteers. The ambitious project to create a Canadian museum on the D-Day beaches required tenacity and ironclad determination. The project founders, many of whom experienced the war firsthand, were already 70 years or older at the time and yet they were dedicated to moving mountains to reach their objectives. The history of the creation of the Juno Beach Centre itself is a testament to the impact of the war on the lives of thousands of Canadians for present and future generations. Today, the Juno Beach Centre provides visitors with a better understanding of the contribution that Canada made to the Second World War. At the same time, by showcasing today’s Canada, the Centre allows visitors to learn more about Canadian values and culture through programming, temporary exhibitions and the Canadian student guides who staff the Centre throughout the year.” - Juno Beach Centre Association

The Juno Beach Centre Association: “The Juno Beach Centre Association (JBCA) is a Canadian non-profit charitable corporation that is governed by a Board of Directors based in Burlington (Ontario), Canada. The JBCA owns and operates the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France. The Association was founded by Garth Webb, a Canadian Veteran of the Second World War, in 1994. The core purpose of the JBCA is to:

• Provide a tangible and fitting memorial to Canada’s participation in the Second World War and recognize the emergence of Canada on the world scene;

• Remember and commemorate the sacrifices made by all Canadians who were part of the Allied victory in all theatres of war and at home; and

• Educate adults and children of today and future generations about the role of Canada in preserving the freedoms we are privileged to enjoy today.” - The Juno Beach Centre Association


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