Jake’s Gift is a multi-award winning play about a Canadian WW2 veteran’s reluctant return to Juno Beach for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day.


While revisiting the shores of Juno beach, Jake encounters Isabelle, a precocious 10-year-old from the local village. Isabelle’s inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old soldier to confront some long-ignored ghosts – most notably the war-time death of his eldest brother, Chester, a once promising young musician. At its heart, Jake’s Gift is about the legacy of remembrance and makes personal the story behind one soldier’s grave.

banner photograph by Julia Mackey • edited by Dirk Van Stralen



Find out more about us, the play, our
work with The Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation, and fundraising for Legions and Poppy Trust Funds across the country.

photo by Tim Matheson

Julia Mackey as Jake.jpg


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photo by Tim Matheson