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JUNO 75 Pilgrimage For Students

On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy, the Juno Beach Centre is sponsoring a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for high school students from across the country. Students will travel on a tour of Canadian battlefields of the First and Second World Wars, following in the footsteps of thousands of men and women who came before them. The Juno 75 Pilgrimage is a heavily subsidized trip. Successful applicants are asked to contribute $1000 towards the cost of the trip, with the Juno Beach Centre covering the remainder. This includes airfare to Europe from the selected participants nearest commercial airport, as well as ground transportation, accommodation, entry fees and most meals in Europe. Some meals, as well as any personal spending, are the responsibility of individual participants. Fundraising tools and support will be provided to successful applicants. Each participant of the pilgrimage is expected to complete a research project on a member of their community who was in involved in the Canadian war effort during the Second World War. This project will be presented to the group at the Juno Beach Centre during the trip. Further information will be provided to successful applicants.

To apply, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Canadian high school student at the time of application
  • Between the age of 15 and 18 years old in July 2019
  • Will have completed at least one Canadian history class prior to the summer of 2019
  • Must be in possession of a valid Canadian passport by the spring of 2019

An application must include the following:

  • A letter of motivation (no more than 500 words) explaining why you feel you deserve to be included in this pilgrimage, and what you hope to take away from the experience
  • One (1) of: an essay (no more than 1000 words) or a video statement or a digital project or a piece of art which answers the question: “How do you personally feel connected to the experiences of Canadians during the Second World War?”
  • A resume detailing academic, volunteer, community, and/or professional accomplishments.
  • Two (2) letters of reference. One from a school official: teacher, counsellor or principal, and one from a member of the community not related to the applicant.

Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted to the Google form linked on this page no later than midnight (PST) on Friday, January 25th. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information and to submit an application, go to https://www.junobeach.org/pilgrimage/