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D-Day

D-Day

On June 6th, 2017 we had the wonderful opportunity to attend the D-Day ceremonies at Juno Beach. The feeling of standing at the sight where thousands of Canadians and other Allied ...

Before H-Hour

Before H-Hour

"Vive le Québec Libre!" We all laugh at the old man's imitation of Charles de Gaulle in the D-Day Academy. As we separate into small groups to look at artillery and military equipm ...

Canal du Nord & Bourlon Wood Memorial

Canal du Nord & Bourlon Wood Memorial

Today, we went to the site of the Canal du Nord. The Canal du Nord is where Arthur Currie led the Canadians across the then empty canal basin in September 1918 as part of the Battl ...

Keeping the Memory Alive

Keeping the Memory Alive

During our first stop at the Lijssenthoek cemetery I found myself walking the rows, moved to tears at the amazing expanse of manicured green grass and tombstones staring back at me ...

Memory and Mourning in Ypres

Memory and Mourning in Ypres

I started researching my family’s history when I was twelve. Three out of my four grandparents had lost an uncle in the Great War. For all but one, we barely knew their names. Howe ...

CBF 2017 Battlefield tour poster and application is OPEN!

CBF 2017 Battlefield tour poster and application is OPEN!

Now in its 23rd year, the Canadian Battlefields Foundation Study Tour is intended for Canadian university students who want to learn more about the role Canadians played in the lib ...

OBITUARY – VICE-PRESIDENT FRANCE

OBITUARY – VICE-PRESIDENT FRANCE

It is with deep regret and great sadness that we announce the passing of Hervé Hoffer, our Vice-Président France, on January 13, 2017. Mr Hoffer, involved in remembrance activities ...

OBITUARY – VICE-PRESIDENT FRANCE

It is with deep regret and great sadness that we announce the passing of Hervé Hoffer, our Vice-Président France, on January 13, 2017. Mr Hoffer, involved in remembrance activities for numerous years, played a key role in promoting and representing the foundation in Normandy and in France. He was a great frie more ...

January 14, 2017

CBF 2017 Battlefield tour poster and application is OPEN!

Now in its 23rd year, the Canadian Battlefields Foundation Study Tour is intended for Canadian university students who want to learn more about the role Canadians played in the liberation of Europe in the World Wars. This year’s tour, led by Professor Geoff Hayes (University of Waterloo) and Dr John Rickard w more ...

January 17, 2017

“No day will erase you from the memory of time”

Today was a moving and emotional day of ceremonies hosted by the Canadian Battlefields Foundation in the city of Caen. We took part in three ceremonies in different locations around the city, each with its own theme: education, commemoration, and remembrance. In the time since these ceremonies I have taken th more ...

June 07, 2017