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Travelling About: May/June 2014 Things To Do And See

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Juno Beach [PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS]

Juno Beach
PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS

Juno Beach Centre [PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS]

Juno Beach Centre
PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS

1. Go To Juno Beach!

If you’ve never been to Juno Beach, it’s worth the time and money to buy a ticket for the 70th anniversary. The Juno Beach Centre is right on the D-Day Beach where Canadians landed on June 6, 1944. This year there will be special events at the centre and—most importantly—veterans present.

70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings
June 6
Juno Beach Centre, Normandy, France
http://www.junobeach.org/centre/english/anniv70/index.html

[ILLUSTRATION: FREDERICK VARLEY, BEAVERBROOK COLLECTION OF WAR ART, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—19710261-0771]

ILLUSTRATION: FREDERICK VARLEY, BEAVERBROOK COLLECTION OF WAR ART, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—19710261-0771

2. See Canadian Art Of The Great War

This special exhibition by the Canadian War Museum will feature everything from massive canvases completed in studios in England and Canada during and immediately after the war, to intimate sketches and drawings made in trenches and prisoner-of-war camps, including many never before exhibited works.

Canadian Art of the First World War
May-Sept. 21
Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
http://wwwwarmuseumca/event/witness-canadian-art-of-the-first-world-war/

3. Visit Hamilton For The International Military Tattoo

The Canadian International Military Tattoo is an annual event celebrating Canada’s military traditions. The Tattoo performances, based on an ancient military tradition are each 2-1/2 hours long and feature a vast array of international military and civilian acts.

International Military Tattoo
June 7-8
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton
http://www.canadianmilitarytattoo.ca/

4. Commemorate The Great War At Fort Henry

Kingston, Ont., is a beautiful place to visit in the summer, and for fans of military history there are few more intriguing spots than the city’s old Fort Henry. Catch the Fort’s tribute to the Great War with its focus on several aspects of the Canadian involvement in World War I.

Tribute to the Great War
June 28
Fort Henry, Kingston, Ont.
http://www.forthenry.com/index.cfm/en/special-events/tribute-to-the-great-war/

[PHOTO: WORLD HERITAGE TOURISM RESEARCH NETWORK]

PHOTO: WORLD HERITAGE TOURISM RESEARCH NETWORK

5. Learn More About The First World War

Canadians made great sacrifices during the First World War and played a significant role in its outcome. To learn more about this dark period and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the war, the World Heritage Tourism Research Network is organizing three days of seminars, lectures, exhibits and receptions in Halifax.

A Symposium On The First World War: Remembrance, Commemoration and Perspectives in the 21st Century
May 15-17
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax
www.whtrn.ca/SymposiumFirstWorldWar.aspx

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