D-Day | Resurrecting the memory of a WW II pilot

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Resurrecting the memory of a WW II pilot

Resurrecting the memory of a WW II pilot

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

For years, it was my favourite photograph in the rather extensive album my father assembled chronicling his time overseas as a medical officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. I recently went back to it, this time conducting a more general search. It was not long before I found him, I believe: Flying Officer William Smith Johnston, a Mosquito pilot from Renfrew, Ont., 90 kilometres west of Ottawa.

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D-Day Collection!
Stopping the panzers

Stopping the panzers

Story by Marc Milner

Canada’s role following D-Day was vital to the success of Operation Overlord. The problem with the well-known story of Canada’s role in Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings in France in June 1944, is not what it says, but what it leaves out—just about everything that matters.

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This Week in History

June 6, 1944

Some 14,500 Canadians invade the beach code-named Juno, marking the beginning of the Allied invasion of Normandy in France.

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Last Chance! Secure Your Spot On The Great War Album Tour

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CANADA’S GREAT WAR ALBUM TOUR

Last chance — book by June 15, 2018!

Immerse yourself in the narrative of this historic region by travelling on this specially curated tour, created in partnership with Canada’s History and EF Go Ahead Tours, the world leader in international education.

Join Mark Collin Reid, Editor-in-Chief of Canada’s History and author of “Canada’s Great War Album,” as you make your way from the Vimy region to the Normandy Coast. By exploring the locations that were the backdrops for pivotal battles and attending on-tour lectures led by Reid, you’ll gain a new perspective on the events that took place throughout World War I.

Click here to reserve your spot now or call 1-800-719-9805.

Itinerary

Travel through the First and Second World historic sites.
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Mark Collin Reid

You will travel with Canada’s History magazine editor Mark Collin Reid.
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Your tour package includes

8 nights in handpicked hotels
8 breakfasts
5 dinners with beer or wine
Guided sightseeing tours
Expert Tour Director & local guides
Private deluxe motor coach

Tour Highlights

Vimy Ridge Memorial
In Flanders Fields Museum
Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony
Juno Beach Centre
Mont-Saint-Michel
Eiffel Tower photo stop

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Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust applications now open

From the Remembered project.


Remembrance Day Installation Grants: Applications Now Open
We just wanted to let you know that applications are now open for the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust micro grants. These grants can fund up to 10 silhouettes to support your Remembrance Day activities for the centenary of the First World War.

You can apply between: 1st June – 30th June.

For the application form, click the link below. Please note, there are no postal applications.

The grant is for the silhouettes only, not the 6 foot aluminium Tommies.

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You can also purchase a tabletop Tommy, the profits from which go to six beneficiary charities, to help us to both commemorate those who died in the First World War and to support today’s veterans.
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Canadians In Tech | Bay Area Events | Canadian Tech News

From one of our fellow Canadian organization in the Bay area.


June 13th in San Francisco
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us June 13th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticket only event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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This week on ourstories_
One of the biggest challenges founders face during growth is building the right company culture. Vidyard CEO & Co-Founder Michael Litt talks about why it’s so difficult to terminate employees that don’t align with company culture in this week’s #c100ourstories.
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Events in Bay Area
CANADIAN WOMEN’S NETWORK 

Official Kick Off Event 

Finding Your First Enterprise Customer

Come and learn how founders have leveraged their network of investors, mentors and the media to help them land their first logo customer months, sometimes even years ahead of them doing it on their own.
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday June 11th

The Vault SF – 415 Jackson Street

San Francisco, CA

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Women in Tech: Power & Money

This panel brings women investors to talk about how to change the gender ratio in investing, as well as what we can do to better support female founders and women in decision making roles at startups.
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Thursday June 14

Pivotal875 Howard St (5th Floor)

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Canadian Digital Service’s Happy Hour
The Canadian Digital Service (CDS) is helping The Government of Canada make better use of digital technologies—whether that’s to improve access to government services or to speed up immigration processing times. To learn more about CDS and Canada’s digital journey, you’re welcome to their Happy Hour on Friday—no registration required!
5:30 – 7:00 PM, Friday June 1

The Willows1582 Folsom St,
San Francisco, CA 94103

What’s happening in Canada?
Tobi Lütke, CEO & Co-founder of Shopify, believes Canadians should dial down the humility. Article
New CVCA Report shows $690m was invested in Canadian Tech in Q1 2018. Full Report
Canadian startups received $162.6m from angel groups in 2017. Article
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Two pictures, a thousand stories and millions of lives

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Iwo Jima
Soviet Flag over the Reichstag

Two pictures, a thousand stories
and millions of lives

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. These two pictures spawned a thousand stories and to this day, some 70 years later, they speak in profound reflection to two triumphs and the prices paid.

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal and Soviet Flag over the Reichstag by Yevgeny Khaldei are two of the most iconic photographs of the Second World War.

But their genesis and their evolution in the archive of immortal photographs have taken a long and circuitous route through history.

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The short heroic life of Buzz Beurling

The short heroic life of Buzz Beurling

Story by Don Gillmor

George (Buzz) Beurling was credited with 31½ “kills” in the Second World War, more than any other Canadian pilot, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross and two Distinguished Flying Medals. He was a gifted pilot, a superb marksman and fearless in battle. He died young, at 26. These qualities are usually enough to create a mythic figure, but Beurling failed to capture the public imagination the way First World War ace Billy Bishop did, and he wasn’t beloved by fellow pilots or his superior officers.

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This week in history
This Week in History

May 30, 1814

The British are ambushed and defeated in a skirmish at Sandy Creek, N.Y.

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Hearing Life

D-Day 1944 – Juno Beach

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