How Can We Say “Thank You”?

More information on this Virtual Run for Remembrance Day in support of the Juno Beach Centre.


How Can We Say “Thank You”?

With Thanksgiving upon us and Remembrance Day only a month away, this is the perfect time to say, “Thank you”.
We want to thank all of you who shared your own personal Remembrance Day stories. (We have a new story to share you with printed below.) And we are forever thankful to those brave Canadians who sacrificed so much for all of us.
Remembrance Day Races are three Virtual Running & Walking Events to Benefit the Juno Beach Centre, Canada’s Second World War Museum and Cultural Centre located in Normandy, France. $10 from every registration goes directly to the Juno Beach Centre.
Choose one of three Historically Significant Distances and then run or walk to honour a family member who served, or in memory of the Canadians and the sacrifices they made in Normandy – just like Jody Hogan is doing in memory of her father, Private Thomas Cane…
Pictured below is Private Thomas Cane in his Cape Breton Highlanders uniform and Thomas Cane at Remembrance Day services in 2018. (Read his story below.)
Register now for one of the Remembrance Day Races Virtual Running or Walking Events to Benefit Juno Beach Centre. 
Click here to visit junobeach.org for more veterans’ stories.
2020 Juno Beach 8K; Honouring Private G. Thomas Cane
I will be running the Juno Beach 8k to honour my father’s memory; Private G. Thomas Cane, Cape Breton Highlanders, Siol Na Fear Fearail (Breed of Manly Men)

Dad was a young boy from Dartmouth Nova Scotia when he enlisted in the Second World War with the Cape Breton Highlanders. His war time service took the fiery red headed boy to England, Italy and finally Holland. He always spoke highly of military service and how proud he was of being part of the Liberation of Holland.

In 1985 he had the opportunity to go back to Holland and visit, once again he donned his Glengarry and his Canadian lapel pin. In his backpack, he carried Canadian Flag lapel pins which he gave out to school children in Nijmegen.

In the weeks leading up to November 11th , he could be found visiting schools talking to students and participating in school Remembrance services. November 11th, he would take the family of 6 children to our local cenotaph for the Remembrance Day ceremony, I remember it didn’t matter what the weather was rain, cold temperature or snow he would proudly adjust his Glengarry, and make sure his medals where straight on his chest and attended the service and remind us that we should honour and be thankful for the ultimate service that many gave for our freedom.

Dad attended his last Remembrance service on November 11th 2018, and passed away on November 18th 2018 at age 93 years.

yours,

Jody Hogan
Proud daughter
Cow Bay, Nova scotia
 
 
Each virtual race kit includes the incredible, over-sized, commemorative medal (shown below), as well as a beautifully imprinted neck gaitor or mask, a Remembrance Day poppy, a Juno Beach D-Day souvenir map, a keepsake race bib, and more!
Choose one of three Historically Significant Distances:
StrongPoint 1500m, Juno Beach 8K, or Remembrance 21.1K
and then share with us the story of your run or walk to honour a family member or the memory of those Canadians who served.
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