Born in 1890, Bethune has worked as a lumberjack, a doctor, a military officer and a versatile man. He graduated from the Medical Department of the famous University of Toronto. What's more, he was an international communist fighter. He came to China thousands of miles away and contributed his life to the cause of Chinese people's liberation.
Our generation, who grew up with Chairman Mao's Memorial of Bethune as a student, admires Bethune's selfless internationalism very much. Therefore, when we come to Toronto, we are always thinking about visiting his family and offering my respect, which is also a little wishful thinking.
Bethune's former residence... The town of Muskoka in central Ontario has a more romantic name, Honeymoon Lake Town. For centuries, it has been the most romantic tourist destination for Canadians. It is also Bethune's hometown. The former residence is protected beautifully. Most Chinese people have a good opinion of Bethune. Every place they visit here is a must.
Once upon a time, many Chinese knew that there was a country called Canada through this great friend of international communism. The town of Gravenhurst, the birthplace of Dr. Bethune, is a pleasant place, only a hundred miles from downtown Toronto. Born into a wealthy family of doctors, Dr. Bethune himself was born in a scientific class. He abandoned the superior living and working environment to help the suffering Chinese people. Compared with the so-called horizontal strategists and exporting revolutionaries, his spirit was selfless.
Grevin Hurst is the home of Dr. Bethune, an internationalist fighter familiar to Chinese people. There is the only exhibition hall in Canada to commemorate Dr. Bethune. There is a kind of inexplicable cordiality here. The exhibition hall is small in size. There are many relics and documents about Bethune, who lived in Canada. It makes people feel that the hero is great and deserves our gratitude and respect.
Dr. Bethune's former residence in Gravenhurst, 170 kilometers north of Toronto, has been listed as Canada's national cultural heritage. Bethune, whose full name is Henry Norman Bethune, is a well-known thoracic surgeon in Canada. He went to China in 1938 to work in battlefield medical treatment for the anti-Japanese war. The next year, he died of wound infection. Bethune is well known in China. Most of the visitors who come to visit Bethune's former residence and memorial hall are Chinese tourists.
Bethune Town is far from downtown Toronto. It takes three or four hours to drive. It's a town far from downtown. It's still interesting to visit the whole town. The ecological environment is very good. It feels like people are walking around, and their mood is also relaxed.
Bethune was born in Gravenhutt, Ontario, Canada, about two hours north of Toronto. In front of the exhibition hall is a bronze statue of a woodcutter who operated on the wounded and worked as a woodcutter when he was a young man. The wooden plank house on the second floor behind is his former residence of his youth. Most of the visitors are mainland Chinese, and few foreigners show that Chinese people are deeply grateful to Bethune.
The Bethune Memorial is a place for viewing Canadian historical relics and historical relics. It displays national events over the years. From the primitive forests of ancient times to the present development, the history of war and the development of civilization are worth visiting.