News and Updates

Follow the latest updates and news about our society. This page will be updated on a regular basis until July 2020.

Latest Updates



April/May 2020:

Commemoration Event in Port McNeill on May 2nd



Highway Heroes



Faces to Graves Groesbeek Cemetery

Delivery of flowers today to Groesbeek Cemetery to honour our fallen Canadians while trying to Liberate the Netherlands in 1945. Faces to Graves will be placing these flowers on 2619 Canadian graves.



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Student Photo Contest

Students, celebrate the Canadian Liberator tulips and enter the BCAITC Student Photo Contest for a chance to win valuable prizes ($375 total prize value)! Plus, all winning photos will

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Volunteers

Groesbeek’s Canadian War Heroes:

We are celebrating 75 years of freedom and want to honor the Canadians who fell in that cause. The ‘Faces to Graves’ Foundation is achieving this at the Canadian Military Cemetery at Groesbeek by creating a Digital Monument in which these men are given a ‘Face’ through their life story.

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The Cities Are Turning Red



December 2019:

Global Teenager Project – Echoes 2020

A teacher/student project seeking to link 75 Canadian Schools with 75 Schools in the Netherlands. British Columbia students from grade 7 to grade 12 may participate. The focus of the global initiative is for teachers and students from the Netherlands and across Canada to work together to research a unit of study that may impact learning about “Liberation 1945”.

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November 2019:

NED event 2019

The final tulip bulbs have been sold! Our Vice-President Erik van der Ven did a presentation at the Dutch Business Club NED event and handed over the last box with flower bulbs to the Vancouver based Consulate General of the Netherlands. 

Planting tulips in Abbotsford

The counselors of the City of Abbotsford have been working hard on planting the Liberator tulips which will turn the streets red this Spring. Thank you Abbotsford!

October 2019:

The individual branches of the Royal Canadian Legion are enjoying a great fundraising project by selling the CANADIAN LIBERATOR at their command, from the Pacific to the Atlantic and here in Fredericton.

The second annual Canadian Walk for Veterans will be held at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam BC on Saturday, October 19th, 2019″

September 2019:

We are shipping the bulbs!
A big thank you to all our sponsors and individual purchasers.

Canadian Liberator bulbs promotion
Canadian Liberator bulbs shipment
Canadian Liberator bulbs ready for transport

Press Articles



Volunteers

Groesbeek’s Canadian War Heroes:

We are celebrating 75 years of freedom and want to honor the Canadians who fell in that cause. The ‘Faces to Graves’ Foundation is achieving this at the Canadian Military Cemetery at Groesbeek by creating a Digital Monument in which these men are given a ‘Face’ through their life story.

Read More »

Global Teenager Project – Echoes 2020

A teacher/student project seeking to link 75 Canadian Schools with 75 Schools in the Netherlands. British Columbia students from grade 7 to grade 12 may participate. The focus of the global initiative is for teachers and students from the Netherlands and across Canada to work together to research a unit of study that may impact learning about “Liberation 1945”.

Read More »

Blog Articles



Student Photo Contest

Students, celebrate the Canadian Liberator tulips and enter the BCAITC Student Photo Contest for a chance to win valuable prizes ($375 total prize value)! Plus, all winning photos will

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Tulips growing in Vancouver

News Release

Hundreds of thousands of tulips are blooming in the BC Lower Mainland to remember the liberation of The Netherlands by Canadians In the coming weeks,

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Liberation of The Netherlands

Historical Overview

by Albert vander Heide, 2010.  Canadian veterans earned lasting gratitude from the Dutch public, in the spring of 1945, welcoming them in an unprecedented outburst

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