- Starts: 08/08/2021 12:00 am
- Ends: 15/08/2021 7:00 pm
From August 8-15 2021, Courseulles-sur-Mer and others cities of the Côte de Nacre region organise the 16th edition of the “Acadian Week”, the hommage festival for the Acadian soldiers that landed in France during D-Day on June 6, 1944.
The Juno Beach Centre is a partner of this week celebrating the Acadian troops that were part of the Canadian forces. Several events are organised by the Centre:
Tuesday 10 August, 9:30 am: Ceremony in honour of Acadian soldiers on the Garth Webb esplanade.
Thursday 12 August, 10 am: a guided walking tour on the coast where Canadian troops landed organised by the Juno Beach Centre
4:30 pm: Screening of the documentary “Shooters”
More information and the complete programme at the following link (In French): http://semaineacadienne.net/
More than a museum dedicated to the landings on D-Day, the Juno Beach Centre is a place of memory representing a whole nation. It recalls the participation of Canada in the Second World War and its important contribution to the liberation of Western Europe. Canada itself emerged transformed from the conflict.
Devolved to the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, Juno Beach stretched from Graye-sur-Mer to Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. On D-Day, despite the difficulties to neutralize some German strongpoints and a relatively high casualty rate, Canadian troops were able to penetrate deep inland before being blocked overnight northwest of Caen.