#Vimy: From Vimy to Juno exhibit
From Vimy to Juno exhibit to be held one day only at the Seaforth Armoury. Vancouver’s Military History to be commemorated ahead of Vimy Centennial Special.
Organized by the Juno Beach Centre in partnership with the Seaforth Highlanders, the From Vimy to Juno National Travelling Exhibition and Education Campaign marks the upcoming Centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and highlights the special exhibition of From Vimy to Juno: Canada in France 1914-45. This national travelling exhibit developed by the Juno Beach Centre – Canada’s only museum on the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy, France – explores the connections between defining moments in Canadian history and the experiences of Canadians who fought in both world wars.
On December 16th at the Seafourth Highlanders exhibition night, Consul General Jean-Christophe Fleury gave a speech mentioning how thankful France is towards the Canadian people for their sacrifice during the two World Wars.
As young men, they left their families and home to cross the Atlantic and participate to the some of the fiercest battles in modern history, on a foreign soil, far away from their country, to help the people of Europe to free themselves from the terror and tyranny.
Their accomplishments during the Second World War are a vibrant reminder of the profound and historic friendship that bound France and Canada. Our two countries owe each other their very existence as free nations and this indeed creates a special relationship.
The French people will never forget the act of bravery that accomplished Canadian soldiers during the Normandy Landings to help restore our freedom."
The exhibition is being displayed in communities across Canada in 2016-17. It includes BC’s cities of :
- Victoria: at the Royal BC Museum from January 4 to 22,
- Kelowna: at the Okanagan Military Museum from January 26 to February 13.
If you cannot make it to the exhibition, visit the exhibit page.