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

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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.

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/information-for/educators/learning-modules/netherlands

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/second-world-war/liberation-netherlands

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:

https://www.bcaitc.ca/resources/celebrating-liberation-promise

News And Updates



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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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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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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