Remembering Juno Beach:

75th Commemoration Tour through England, France & Belgium

Our Home In Belgium: Ghent

Our Home In Belgium: Ghent

Ghent is a port city and the second largest urban center in Belgium, next to Brussels. During the Middle Ages it was known for being a fairly prominent city-state, but today it’s an interesting and easy-going university town and cultural hub. Ghent's pedestrianized...

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A Reflection on Brugge – Hannah Brayford

A Reflection on Brugge – Hannah Brayford

On March 11th, 80 students from Banting Memorial High School (including myself) all went to Brugge for the day. We had the opportunity to do a walking tour around the city which was one of my favourite experiences of the trip so far. The architecture in Brugge is so...

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Welkom in Brugge!

Welkom in Brugge!

After having rested in comfortable beds, and having enjoyed a delicious breakfast (that actually included chicken wings), we boarded the bus and made our way to Brugge. Brugge is a perfectly preserved medieval town and the capital of West Flanders. The picturesque...

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Blown Away (almost)…

Blown Away (almost)…

We woke up in quaint Arras, after enjoying a delightful dinner and a good night's sleep, and made our way to one of our most sought out places of interest on our trip: Vimy Ridge. We had been warned that it would be "windy" but to say "it was windy" would be the...

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Student Photo Contest

Student Photo Contest

Our trip has been so full and busy, we've hardly had an opportunity to put our phones down. From Omaha Beach to Dieppe, to Juno Beach and Vimy Ridge, all of our cameras and phones are loaded with special moments in significant places. We wanted to take the time to...

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A Student’s Perspective…

A Student’s Perspective…

Today blew us away! Between the crazy strong winds and the beautiful sites it was very cool! We started our day off travelling from Port-en-Bessin to Dieppe to explore the beach and the Canadian memorial garden. The beach was beautiful! The waves were really big today...

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A Day of Honour and Remembrance

A Day of Honour and Remembrance

After a good night’s sleep, in a bed (yay!) we woke up bright and early and started our second day in France. Our first stop of the day was at Omaha beach. Hearing the history of Omaha beach, and then getting to explore it was an indescribable experience. Walking...

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A Royal Welcome…

A Royal Welcome…

After a long flight from Toronto, we arrived safely in Paris and headed straight to Versailles, whilst taking in some sites and food along the way. Our taste buds were pleased all of the local eats we devoured, like crepes with ham and cheese. This was quite possibly...

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Experiencing History Where History Was Made

Experiencing History Where History Was Made

Only one more sleep to go before our 75th Commemoration Tour through England, France, and Belgium begins! Tomorrow afternoon we embark on an exciting adventure around Europe, where culture will be taken in by all. In addition to seeing new places, familiarizing...

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