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102nd CNE Warriors Day Parade Saturday August 19 2023

Saturday, August 19th, 2023 is an important date to mark on your calendar. This is the date of the 102nd anniversary Warriors’ Day Parade which be held at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. Planning is well under way and we look forward to a wonderful parade in celebration of our Veterans.
This year the parade will be Honouring the Women of the Canadian Armed Forces, Emergency Services and the Homefront.
Please join us on August 19th for another very special opportunity to pay tribute to all those who have served Canada and to remember those who did not come back. We Will Remember Them

This also will mark the 81st commemoration of the Dieppe Raid

Happy New Year Association Members – Upcoming Events

Happy New Year Association Members,

Here’s the current Executive.

EXECUTIVE

INTERIM PRESIDENT

Glen Moore

INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT

Ross Atkinson

INTERIM SECRETARY

Leo Afonso

TREASURER

Mike Morello

SERGEANT AT ARMS

Dan Lawrence

STEWARD

Russell Smart

DIRECTORS

(4) Elected

Alan Nanders – Veterans Concerns Committee Chair

Val Flynn – Veterans Concerns Committee

Russell Smart

CWO Anthony Jones

(2) Appointed

Dan Joyce

Sgt Kevin Kwan – Kit Shop

Upcoming dates:

Thurs Jan 12 – Association Meeting – Nominations for Election – 20:00 Hrs – Warrants & Sergeants Mess – Business Casual

Thurs Feb 2 – Annual General Meeting – Election – 20:00 Hrs – Warrants & Sergeants Mess – Business Casual

Thurs March 2 – Association Meeting – 20:00 Hrs – Warrants & Sergeants Mess – Business Casual

Tues March 14 – The Royal Regiment of Canada 161st Birthday

Were intending and planning to mark the Regiment’s 161st B-day March 14 in March – Stay Tuned

Regards,

Glen Moore – Interim President

The Royal Regiment of Canada Association

Soldier’s Apprecriation Dinner – Thank You

I would like to Thank the Association Members who showed up at last night’s Soldier’s Apprecriation Dinner. Money collected was given as a donation to the CO. We also received another donation from a Association member who couldn’t attend.

Thanks,

Regards,

Glen Moore – Interim President

The Royal Regiment of Canada Association

Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year

On Behalf of The Association EXEC we would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Season. All the best in the New Year.

Upcoming Dates:

Thurs Jan 12 – Association Meeting – Nominations for Election – 20:00 Hrs – Warrants & Sergeants Mess – Business Casual

Thurs Feb 2 – Annual General Association Meeting\Election – 20:00 Hrs – Warrants & Sergeants Mess – Business Casual

Thurs March 2 – Association Meeting – 20:00 Hrs – Warrants & Sergeants Mess – Business Casual

Were intending and planning to mark the Regiment’s 161st B-day March 14 in March – Stay Tuned

Regards,

Glen Moore – Interim President

The Royal Regiment of Canada Association

Soldier’s Apprecriation Dinner – Thurs Dec 15 – Interim President Glen Moore comments to the Regimental Family

Here’s my comments to the Regimental Family during last night’s Soldier’s Apprecriation Dinner:

Honorary Colonel Meighen, Honorary LCOL Praysner, Commanding Officer LCOL Martinis, RSM CWO Chambers, Head Table, Regimental Band, The Regimental Association, The Women and Men of The Royal Regiment of Canada.

I would like to Thank Aly Hirji for all his help and support during his tenure as Association President during the last 2 years,

The Regimental Association would like to Thank the Commanding Officer LCOL Martinis and were honored and privileged to be invited and attending this evening’s Regimental Soldier’s Appreciation Dinner.

During the past year COVID restrictions The Regimental Association has conducted online Zoom and Google meetings until recently when we commenced with in person meetings in the Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess on the First Thursday of the month.

During this past calendar year, the Regimental Association has had accomplishments and has attended Regimental events. Examples of these are The Regimental Association finished Second Place for the Canon Scott Trophy for Marching Formation with 15 or less Members at this year’s CNE 100THAnniversary Warriors Day Parade on Saturday August 20th. We also observed the 80TH Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid which I presented the Regimental Association members on parade a Blue Beach Every Men Remembered Dieppe 80TH Anniversary Pin. I would like to acknowledge Drum Major SGT Steven Yasinsky who won the Drum Major William MacDougall MacKay, CD Memorial Trophy for the Best Military or Non-Military Pipe Band Drum Major.

Members of The Regimental Association attended the Regimental Dieppe 80Th Anniversary Parade, Regimental Act of Remembrance Remembrance Day Parade, helped and support the Regimental Band Fall Gala Concert, conducted Regimental history lesson and participated in Regimental Vehicle Check Point training with the Women and Men of The Royal Regiment of Canada on Thursday nights. I would like to Thank Association Member Rick Towey, WO Cincinnato and SGT Chosa for coordinating these training sessions.

We are looking forward into the New Year 2023 and The Regimental Association Mantra will be to “Get our house” in order. We will be having an Annual General Meeting\Election on Thursday Feb 2 to elect a permanent Executive that will be mainly focused on getting back on track and to finish outstanding projects\tasks. Were also will be continuing to engage, help and support The Regimental Family.

We would like Thank everyone for your continued support.

As one of my favorite band Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliott says, “Don’t forget us, we’ll not forget you”

Glen Moore – Interim President

The Royal Regiment of Canada Association

    The Royal Regiment of Canada Soldier’s Apprecriation Dinner – Thurs Dec 15 – 19:30 Hrs – FYA Parade Square

    The Royal Regiment of Canada Soldier’s Apprecriation Dinner has been confirmed for Thurs Dec 15 – 19:30 Hrs – FYA Parade Square. Association Members $25. (This will be donated to the Regiment). Dress; Association #1 – Green Beret, Cap Badge, Regimental Blazer\Crest\Tie, White Shirt, Grey Slacks and Black Walking Shoes. Business Suit is acceptable – With Medals. RSVP to me glen.m64@rogers.com by NLT this Friday so I can advise the numbers to the Regiment

    Update to upcoming events – December 2022

    Hello Association Members.

    Here’s an update to upcoming events.

    Thurs Dec 1 – Association Meeting – WO’s & SGt’s Mess – FYA – 20:00 Hrs – Dress: Business Casual – Meeting will be conducted by Interim President Ross Atkinson.

    Thurs Dec 15 – Soldier’s Apprecriation Dinner – FYA – 19:30 Hrs – Dress: Association #1 – Green Beret\Cap Badge, Regimental Blaser, Regimental Tie, White Shirt, Grey Slacks, Black Shoes and with Medals. $25 per person that I’ll collect that will be donated to the Regiment.

    Updates for upcoming Association, Regimental and Band events.

    Hello Association Members and Regimental family.

    Here’s updates to upcoming Association, Regimental and Band events.

    Thurs Nov 3 – In Person Association Meeting – Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess – FYA – 20:00 hrs – Business Casual

    Sat Nov 5 – Regimental Church Parade – Act of Remembrance – Coronation Park – Victory Peace Monument – 10:30 Hrs – Association #1 – Beret, Cap Badge, Regimental Blazer\Crest with Medals, White Shirt, Regimental Tie, Grey Slacks and Black Walking Shoes. Dress as the climate dictates.

    Sun Nov 6 – Regimental Band Fall Concert Gala – Glenn Gould CBC Studio – Make sure you have a print out of the tickets – Doors 13;00 Hrs – Concert 14;00 – 16:00 Hrs. Association – Regimental Blazer\Crest , White Shirt, Regimental Tie, Grey Slacks and Black Walking Shoes and\or Business Casual.

    Free Tickets – Live in Concert: The Band of The Royal Regiment of Canada – Glenn Gould CBC Studio – Sun Nov 6 Doors 1 PM – Concert 2 PM

    https://ca.patronbase.com/_TheatrePasseMuraille/Productions/3G/Performances

    Update: The Band requests that COVID Masks will be strongly recommend and encouraged to be used for watching the concert.

    Masks will be available at the venue.

    Everyone needs to print the ticket at home and show that when attending the concert.

    We’ll have a master list to check off.

    Dress: Association Blazer\Jacket, White Shirt, Regimental Tie, Grey Slacks and Black Walking Shoes

    CNE 100TH Anniversary Warriors Day Awards Dinner Sat Oct 15 2022

    Association President Aly Hirji and I received the 100TH Anniversary CNE Warriors Day Parade Second Place plaque for The Canon Scott Trophy (Veteran marching units of 15 or less) plus certificate of participation. Bonus picture of the small Silver crest from 2015 that’s on the trophy when we finished 1ST place.

    During the CNE 100TH Anniversary Awards Dinner last Sat night I accepted the trophy and 1st Place plaque on behalf of Drum Major Steven Yasinsky. Congratulations to The Royal Regiment of Canada Band Drum Major Sergeant Steven Yasinsky. He’s the winner of the Drum Major William MacDougall MacKay, CD – Memorial Trophy, (Best Military or Non-Military Drum-Major).