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The Royal Regiment of Canada Band

Dieppe Memorial Parade – FYA – Thurs Sept 29 – 20:00 Hrs

Hello Association Members,

The Regiment will be conducting the annual Dieppe Memorial Parade on Thurs Sept 29 at FYA 20:00 Hrs. Association members and guests are welcome to attend.

Dress for Association Members #1 – Green Beret, Cap Badge Association Blazer with Crest, Medals, White Shirt, Association Tie, Grey Slacks and Black Walking Shoes and\or Business Suit with Medals.

Dress for Guests: Business Suit\Tie\Medals and\or appropriate business attire.

Messes will be open after the parade.

Capt Charles Pitkin Memorial Details – Sun Sept 25 – 11:00 Hrs

Message from Major Adam West

Colonel et al,

Please see below for the details for Captain Pitkin’s memorial. Please ensure widest distribution.

As some of you know, we will be providing a guard and other personnel to the memorial, please canvas your personnel to ensure we can fill the positions appropriately. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. 


See bottom for details


Sunday September 25  – Captain Pitkin’s Memorial – Remembrance Service – North York Cenotaph – 11:00 Hrs – 11:30 Hrs – Chapel Service – York Cemetery & Funeral Centre – 11:45 Hrs – 12:30 Hrs – Reception – York Cemetery & Funeral Centre – 12:30 Hrs – 14:30 Hrs 


Association Members wear Association Dress #1

Green Beret, Cap Badge, White Dress Shirt, Regimental Blazer\Tie With Medals, Grey Slacks and Black Shoes.

CNE 100TH Anniversary Warriors Day Parade Results

The Royal Regiment of Canada Association finshed Second for The Canon Scott Trophy, (Marching Formation with 15 or less).

The Royal Regiment of Canada Band Drum Major Sergeant Steven Yasinsky is the winner of the Drum Major William MacDougall MacKay, CD – Memorial Trophy, (Best Military or Non-Military Drum-Major)

Congratulations on a job well done!

Update: Important information regarding the CNE 100TH Anniversary Warriors Day on Sat Aug 20

Hello Association Members,

Update: Important information regarding the CNE 100TH Anniversary Warriors Day on Sat Aug 20

I have been advised that the Fort York Armouries will be inaccessible this Sat Aug 20 for the CNE 100TH Anniversary Warriors Day.

Show up and meet across the street in the gorge where everyone is forming up for the parade at 09:00 Hrs.

Update: CNE 100TH Anniversary Warriors Day – Sat Aug 20 2022 – 10:30 Hrs

The Association is planning to march in this years CNE Warriors Day – Sat Aug 20 2022.- 10:30 Hrs.


Number# 2 Association Summer Dress – Green Beret with Royals Cap Badge, White Short Sleeve Shirt, Double Breast Pockets, Epaulets, Association Slipons, Ribbons, Name Tag, Association Lanyard, Grey Pants and Black Walking Shoes.
I have extra Association Slipons and Lanyard’s in stock, but you need to let me know that you need them.

I’ll bring them down on the day of the parade.

You need to purchase your kit from local army surplus stores and go to key places to get name tags made etc…


09:00 Hrs –  Arrive at FYA, Form up on the parade square, inspection and practice.

10:00 Hrs – Go across the road to form up in our designated spot to be ready for the parade at 10:30 Hrs.

I need to know if you’re intending to participate.

I’m the OPI for the Association.

Please send me your confirmation asap to me at

We have made an inquiry to see if the band will ne participating as well.

More to follow.

Any questions, please let me know.





CNE 100TH Anniversary Warriors’ Day Parade – Sat Aug 20 2022

Attention: Association Members

Warning Order:

Mark the date in your calendar.

The Association is planning to participate in the CNE 100TH Warriors’ Day Parade on Sat Aug 20 2022.

Timings: Show up at FYA 09:00 Hrs Fall in\Pre practice – Parade 10:30 Hrs.

Dress: Association #2 (Summer Dress) – Green Beret\Regimental Cap Badge, White Shor Shirt Sleeve Shirt Double Breast Pockets (Name Tag), Ribbons, Epaulets (Regimental Association) and Regimental Lanyard, Grey Pants and Black Dress Walking Shoes and\or Parade Boots.

NOTE: I have extra Regimental Association Epaulets\Layards. We’ll idenify shortages and issue them out to Association Members who need them.

We’ll discuss this further and provide more details at a later date.

Happy Holidays and New Year

Fellow Royals,

On behalf of your entire Executive, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season. 

I hope that 2022 will bring prosperity and good health to all during these challenging times.

We look forward to re-connecting at our next meeting (elections) in February 2022.  Nomination email to follow in early January 2022.

Ready Aye Ready.

Aly Hirji, CD

Update – Remembrance Day Parade on Sat Nov 6 Coronation Park (Important Change)

Fellow Royals,

The Regiment has been advised by the City of Toronto that due to COVID by-laws that are still in place, we are limited to 100 people (soldiers & guests) for Saturday’s parade.In order to avoid a possible breech of the by-law, the CO has asked that non-serving members do not attend the parade on Saturday.

Regretfully, this includes the wider Regimental Family including members of the Association and family members & friends of serving members who planned to attend.There will be a cap of 85 members (including support staff, band etc) on parade at Coronation Park.

A wreath will be laid on behalf of the association and we will share photos online via our social media accounts shortly after the conclusion of the parade.

The Regiment regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

Ich Dien.

Aly Hirji, CD