The Dutch Liberation 2020 Canadian Society was incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia, Canada on August 31, 2018.

Recommended Books

Terrible Victory

Terrible Victory

By Mark Zuehlke

On September 4, 1944, Antwerp, Europe’s largest port, fell to the Second British Army and it seemed the war would soon be won. But Antwerp was of little value unless the West Scheldt Estuary linking it to the North Sea was also in Allied hands.

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On to Victory

The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23-May 5, 1945 by Mark Zuehlke

The eighth Canadian Battle Series volume shares the story of the tense final days of WWII, remembered in the Netherlands as “the sweetest of springs,” which saw the country’s liberation from German occupation.

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Teacher's Resources for Remembrance Day 2019 and May 2020

Veteran Affairs Canada

Veteran Affairs Canada

Preparing for a Social Studies lesson on the Second World War in Europe or more specifically the Netherlands? Veterans Affairs Canada has a plethora of fantastic information to help teachers with lesson plans and schools with specific videos and resources to prepare for their Remembrance Day Service.

The following links will give access to Veterans Affairs Canada website and provide detailed lesson plans for elementary and secondary schools. The information is focused on WWII in the Netherlands with teaching content, handouts for students, and videos.

Agriculture in The Classroom

BC Agriculture in The Classroom Foundation

For teachers planting tulips, BC Agriculture in the Classroom has prepared a teaching resource "Celebrating Liberation with a Promise". To access the educational resources click on this link:

News And Updates

Rememberance Day Vancouver 2024

May 2024 Events

The Dutch-Canadian Remembrance Committee of the Netherlands Association “Je Maintiendrai” Society has reintroduced several previous projects coordinated by the Dutch Liberation 2020 Canadian Society.

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Dodenherdenking Vancouver

Dutch-Canadian Remembrance Day Service 2024

On Saturday, May 4, 2024, members of the Dutch Canadian Community will commemorate the fallen “Dutch citizens” and the contributions of Canadian veterans and families to liberate the Netherlands from Nazi Germany’s occupation during the Second World War.

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Dutch Canada 2020 School Programs

Press Release May 2021

May 5th is Dutch Heritage Day in Canada instituted by a private member’s bill passed in parliament in Ottawa on October 23, 2018. On its third anniversary, Dutch-Canadians in British Columbia are leading the way to profile the day.

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Celebrating 75 Years of Freedom

In honour of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands, the Dutch Liberation 2020 Canadian Society has created a temporary display chronicling the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian Armed Forces.

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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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