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
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.
5,000 tulip bouquets for veterans’ events are now bringing a ‘ray of sunshine’ to hard-hit care homes
Frontline workers and seniors at care homes around the Lower Mainland received a welcome token of spring this week on behalf of the Dutch Liberation 2020 Canadian Society and the Vancouver Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
With Canadian forces playing such a vital role in the liberation of the Dutch people, war veterans from across the country have been attending ceremonies in the Netherlands to mark the occasion on May 5 every year for decades.
On April 22, 2020, 5000 bouquets of tulips will be distributed to more than 20 care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals throughout the Lower Mainland.
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”.