The Dutch Liberation 2020 Canadian Society was incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia, Canada on August 31, 2018.
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.
Teacher's Resources for Remembrance Day 2019 and May 2020
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.
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
Erik van der Ven receives Royal recognition from the King of the Netherlands on King’s Day (Koningsdag) in Vancouver, British Columbia.
On April 27, 2022, Erik van der Ven received a Koninklijke Onderscheiding from his Majesty, Koning Willem Alexander of the Netherlands and became a member of the Order of Oranje-Nassau. Erik van der Ven has served the Dutch Community in the Vancouver Lower Mainland of British Columbia in various capacities
It is a great honour and with tremendous joy that I am able to share with you that our past-president Dr. Adriana Zylmans received a royal decoration from His Majesty The King of the Netherlands.
Made-in-B.C. broadcast marking the 75th Anniversary airs on Global BC on November 7, 2020. Ottawa, ON – November 3, 2020 – It’s been 75 years since Canadians
To honour the fallen Canadian soldiers, thousands of tulips are placed on the graves in Groesbeek. A vase full of tulips for each and every one of them. Employees of the Canadian ambassy help, as do volunteers of the Faces to Graves foundation.
Source: North Shore News Nothing says spring like tulips. This week, bouquets of the spring flowers also said thanks to front-line healthcare workers at some
Source: Mission City Record Bouquets of tulips are dropped off at Chilliwack General Hospital on April 22, 2020, as a commemoration of the Dutch Liberation
Source: Aldergrove Star Seniors received tulips thanks to a local bulb company It has been 75 years since Canadian Forces troops helped liberate the Netherlands
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.