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The Royal Regiment of Canada Band

Update – 2 – Al Tweten

Hello Association Members & Regimental Family,

Major Saunders has posted the following on The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada FB page:

At 1:46 this morning is was my privilege to be with Al Tweten as he ascended into the next world. God Bless you Al.

No news on any arrangements.

I’ll forward once I see and\or receive.

Al Tweten, A friend and mentor to The Royal Regiment of Canada Regimental Family who truly loved to play music and often played with The Royal Regiment of Canada Band and other Bands in 32 Brigade.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Tweten family and The Queens Own Rifles of Canada.



Al Tweten Update – 2 :

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter “Yorke Chapel” 2357 Bloor Street West (at Windermere) on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 27th at 9:30 am at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (73 Simcoe St. ) Reception to be at the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Al to the Toronto Humane Society or the Princess Alexandra Bursary of the Queens Own Rifles would be appreciated.

Regimental Band Concert – Celebrate Canada’s 150TH

Regimental Band Concert – Celebrate Canada’s 150TH:

Tuesday March 28, 2017 at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, North York (Lawrence Ave and DVP) from 7 to 9 p.m. The Band of The Royal Regiment of Canada will perform for The Jubilee Order of Good Cheer. A concert to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Cost $10 for adults, free for youth.

Happy 155TH Birthday Royals

Hello Association Members,


Birthday wishes from the CO & RSM.

Happy Birthday to all members of The Royal Regiment of Canada – past and
And best wishes to all Regimental family and friends on this very special
Celebrating 155 years of service to community and country : 1862-2017
Ready Aye Ready
Tom Payne Vishnu Persaud
Lieutenant-Colonel Chief Warrant Officer
Commanding Officer Regimental Sergeant-Major

We should all feel proud to have served and continue to serve in many ways.

Your hard work work and efforts are been noticed and recognized.

Keep up the good work.



Military Veteran Transition Civilian Project Management Course

Military Veteran Transition Civilian Project Management Course:
Hello Association Members,
Larry Stieler connected with me on LinkedIn and has sent me the below information that he’s working on organizing a Project Management course to transition Military veterans to Civilian world using a USA Military career transition model on how they do this.
This reminded me of Tom Quigley’s initiative that he’s been involved with for awhile to have military personnel career transition into civilian world.
He’s currently running this in house 5 day boot camp course in Ottawa which would prepare you for the PMP exam.
I asked him about considering doing this in Toronto.
He mentioned that Yes, he would consider if there’s interest.
Free free to take a look at the Word document and reply to me directly (not everyone else) if you’re interested.

Congratulations to The Royal Regiment of Canada Band

Hello Association Members, Regimental Band & Greater Regimental Family,

See attached below.

I would like to congratulate The Royal Regiment of Canada Band for being selected for Third Place in this years 95TH CNE Warriors Day Parade #11 The Elwood Hughes Trophy (Brass. Trumpet or Bugle Band) Competition.

The Regimental Band has led The Royal Regiment of Canada Association during the last 5 years during the CNE Warriors’ Day Parade.

We Thank you for all your hard work and efforts.

Excellent job!


WO Glen Moore CD (Ret’d) – Vice President, Webmaster and OPI Warriors’ Day Parade
The Royal Regiment of Canada Association