They Walk With You – Juno Beach Centre, June 8th (Emilie Bowles)

They Walk With You – Juno Beach Centre, June 8th (Emilie Bowles)

Now that I am back from France and catching up with my friends, the question that I keep getting asked about my trip is inevitably: “What was the most memorable moment of your tour ...

Completing the Circle

Completing the Circle

I applied for the Canadian Battlefields Foundation’s study tour after discussing the opportunity with a couple of my professors (Dr. Milner and Dr. Windsor). They both believed tha ...

La Cambe by Jordan Fraser

La Cambe by Jordan Fraser

June 10, 2014 – Today we visited La Cambe German Cemetery. Members of the SS are buried here. Entering the cemetery is actually like entering a tomb. It is sad, somber and the sacr ...

CBF Ceremonies by Jordan Fraser

CBF Ceremonies by Jordan Fraser

June 7, 2014 –  Today was the day of ceremonies for the foundation. I would like to write about the Abbaye Ardenne ceremony. This was a rather profound ceremony for me. It was by f ...

Vimy Ridge, John George Pattison and Fatherhood by Jordan Fraser

Vimy Ridge, John George Pattison and Fatherhood by Jordan Fraser

June 1, 2014 – Today we visited Vimy Ridge. What an experience! Having read and heard about this battle, it was something else altogether to see it in person. Soaring out of the gr ...

We Will Remember Them – June 3, 2014 by Allison Wiber

We Will Remember Them – June 3, 2014 by Allison Wiber

I have been home for just over a week now, yet the tour dominates my thoughts almost all hours of the day. I look out onto the sandy beach of my little hometown and think of our wa ...

My History is Not My Own

My History is Not My Own

[caption id="attachment_1716" align="alignright" width="300"] Looking from atop the Villers-Bretonneux Cemetery Memorial Tower[/caption] May 30th 2014, marked the beginning of an a ...

CBF 2014 Battlefield tour poster and application is now up!

In its 20th year, the CBF is offering another incredible experience for Canadian university students!  From May 30th to June 15th, students will have the opportunity to study Canadian battlefields in Europe under the guidance of professor Marc Milner, Brent Wilson and Col David Patterson.  These seasoned guid more ...

January 10, 2014

Canadian Military History, Winter 2013 – Volume 22, No 1

Check out the new Canadian Military History journal which came out in April! See the table of contents as well as the featured article and abstracts below.   Featured Article Crossing Boundaries on the Battlefield: The Possibilities of Teacher Study Tours for Substantial Professional Learning   Blak more ...

May 15, 2013

They Walk With You – Juno Beach Centre, June 8th (Emilie Bowles)

Now that I am back from France and catching up with my friends, the question that I keep getting asked about my trip is inevitably: “What was the most memorable moment of your tour?” What a difficult question to answer! There were so many important and emotional moments. However, the moment that really brough more ...

July 09, 2014

2014 CBF Canadian ceremonies schedule

On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy Major-General Claude LaFrance, CD, LH President of the Canadian Battlefields Foundation invites you to attend the wreath-laying ceremonies In the presence of Joël BRUNEAU, Mayor of Caen on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 The cer more ...

May 19, 2014