The ‘Re-dedication’ of Coronation Park – Saturday November 10 at 10 30 – 12 00
This is a City of Toronto activity supported by the band and a 100 man guard from the Regiment. Guard will be in place by 10:45 AM, so I would suggest everyone who will be in attendance, be over at the park by 10:30 AM. Dress will be full dress with CF medals only, and poppy.
Join members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Commonwealth Consular Corps for a special re-dedication ceremony of Coronation Park.
The unique commemorative function of Coronation Park, tied to the First World War, is being restored. A moment of silence will be observed.
Coronation Park on the waterfront is a living war memorial that was opened to commemorate King George VI’s coronation on May 12, 1937.
The trees in the park commemorate the service and sacrifice of Canada’s military forces, principally those from the Great War (also known as the First World War) and embody the spirit of idealism that emerged following the horrors of the war.
144 trees were planted to commemorate Canada’s military in honour of the King’s coronation. This was the largest tree planting of its kind in Canada at the time. Each tree was ceremonially placed by veterans of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
On August 1, 1938, veterans returned to simultaneously unveil plaques, with one tree to commemorate each unit that fought.
During the 1939 royal visit, war veterans and the Men of the Trees and Toronto students planted 123 sugar maples along Remembrance Drive as the royal vehicle passed by.
The park is an important commemorative space and is possibly the largest First World War memorial in Toronto. It is now being restored to its original design as a permanent memorial to Canada and Toronto’s war effort. The first stage of this redesign will be completed by November 10, 2018.
TTC Information: Take the 511 Bathurst or 509 Harbourfront Streetcar to the Exhibition Loop (Princes’ Gates). Walk out to Strachan then south across Lake Shore Blvd. and into the Park. Alternately take the 29D Dufferin Bus to Exhibition Loop.
For those who are driving to the event, Green P parking locations.
250 Fort York Blvd. (Fort York Visitor Centre, 49 spots)
250 Fort York Blvd. (seven on-street spots)
800 Fleet Street (132 spots)
545 Lake Shore Blvd. West (110 spots)
Note that Green P parking is CLOSED on Remembrance Drive for the event.
Parking is also available underground at the Enercare Centre
NOTE: Earlier start time of the service 10:45 hrs this year.
Check out the Royal Canadian Mint Coins:
Association Ich Dien Newsletter September 2018
The Royal Regiment of Canada invites you to join us on the occasion of
The Centenary of the Armistice of the First World War.
Join Us on Satuday, November 10th, 2018 at 6pm.
Updated Information – RE: Armstice Dinner Dress – *Black Tie* – DCO has advised: Jacket and tie works, and for the ladies, business attire. Miniature medals are acceptable
DCO also advised that Regimental Association Jacket\Tie\Crest\Grey Slacks etc with Miniatures are acceptable for the Armistice Dinner Sat night, (i.e. change from medals to miniatures if required for dinner) if you’re going to other events and i.e. logistics. Just another option.
3rd ANNUAL REGIMENTAL DINNER & DANCE—9th March 2019
We have your seat reserved for the 2019 Anniversary Dinner & Dance. Join us as we commemorate the 157th Anniversary of the founding of our great Regiment. Hosted by the Association, this cornerstone event brings together the Regimental Family to celebrate as one.
This year’s event will again be held at the Argonaut Rowing Club located at 1225 Lakeshore Blvd West, beside the Legion.
Reception starts at 1900 hours, with dinner at 2000 hours. You will have a choice of a vegetarian or chicken selection as part of a 3 course meal. There will be door prizes, a general draw, and a 50/50 draw with all proceeds supporting the Association’s activities. Looking forward to seeing more of you out this year! WWII veterans with a caregiver will be accommodated by the Association at our cost. Please use the form that’s included in the newsletter to order your tickets and indicate your meal preference.
Cheques to be made out to ‘R Regt C Association’. Cost is $100.00 per ticket.
Note: This for CF1 Card Holders only and not available to currently serving CAF Members.