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Regimental & Association Events

The Canadian Armed Forces Service Benefits Act – A Zoom with Jean Charest

Hello Association Members,

Note: This Zoom meeting below is on Thursday June 2 at 6 PM where we may have our Association Meeting Online Zoom Call at 8 PM

The Canadian Armed Forces Service Benefits Act – A Zoom with Jean Charest

Good day,I am happy to invite you to join me and other Canadians, Veterans and Service personnel to hear the Hon. Jean Charest and learn how he plans to restore respect for our veterans by introducing a Canadian Armed Forces Service Benefits Act.

Under the Trudeau government, little has been achieved to support veterans meaningfully. His government has not improved benefits and supports for disabled and injured veterans despite broad promises in 2015 to do so. Our veterans deserve better.

Jean’s proposals include low-cost mortgages, loans to start new businesses, and grants for education. Jean Charest will commit to major investments in healthcare provision, including significant mental health supports.

Join him on this zoom to learn more and find out how you can help him improve the future of our Canadian Veterans

When: Jun 2, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

Look forward to seeing you there.

With thanks,


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 [email protected]

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

More to follow.

Any questions, please let me know.





Invitation – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Gala on Friday, June 17, 2022

Dear Sir / Madam,   

The Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto will host The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Gala on Friday, June 17, 2022, in the Concert Hall at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, and we invite the members of your military community to celebrate with us.

This special evening celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years as Queen of Canada and Head of the Commonwealth will be a Black-tie event featuring a reception with hors d’oeuvres followed by a three-course dinner with wine.

Additionally, there will be pomp and pageantry with music and tributes to our Queen. Our keynote speaker for the evening will be the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOQ, who ensured Canada led the Commonwealth in the fight against Apartheid.

Tickets are $200.00 per person. To learn more about this exciting evening or to purchase tickets, please visit People wishing to sit together should consider tables of 10, which can be reserved by contacting me directly at [email protected].

We expect this event will be sold out. Please register soon so that you will not be disappointed.

Best regards,

Colin Saldanha

Dr. Colin Saldanha

Chair, Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto

[email protected]

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.

R Regt C Association Online Zoom Meeting has been moved from Thurs Nov 4 to Thurs Nov 11 20:00 hrs

Fellow Royals,

We’ve moved our November meeting to Thursday 11 November 2021 at 8:00pm so that we can host our next edition of the Online Speakers Program!

I’m excited to announce that Captain’s Curran Egan, Zachary Jomphe and Mateo Moreno will be our guest speakers on Remembrance Day. All three have recently returned from a deployment to OP IMPACT (Jordan & Kuwait) and they will be sharing their experiences from all aspects of their deployment (Pre, during and post). There will be an opportunity for questions & answers from the online audience.

The Zoom Link for the event is below.

Looking forward to seeing you all online!

Ich Dien.

Aly Hirji, CD


Topic: Asscn Speakers Night

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Meeting ID: 876 5666 2372

Passcode: royals

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Meeting ID: 876 5666 2372

Passcode: 856534

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