***The poster phone and link are now disabled. Tickets can be purchased at the door***
Good morning to all,
We now have the website up and running, please take a look. You have to register through the website so I hope to see many of you on this tour to remember The Royal Regiment of Canada’s involvement in the Liberation. The Dutch cherish our fallen and keep them loved and not forgotten. Let’s show our appreciation to them.
Start saving and remember, the group air price is only held until 1 Jan 2020, if you plan on taking advantage of that please get your registration in before that date.
|https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/warriorsdaypetitionWarriors’ Day Parade Petition|
Help Us Celebrate!
After 100 years of proud history on these grounds honouring our veterans, you can join us in the celebration in 2021 by signing a petition today that will encourage Canada Post and The Royal Canadian Mint to issue a commemorative stamp and coin, respectively. If you agree that our heritage should be featured in this way, please add your voice by signing!
To: The Royal Canadian Mint and Canada Post
Whereas the Warriors Day Council has been organizing the Warrior’s Day Parade on the Exhibition Grounds since 1921 to honour the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform”
Whereas thousands of people join in these celebrations every year in the exhibition grounds.
Whereas this proud tradition deserves to be commemorated for its heritage, cultural, military and human value.
We the undersigned join the Warrior’s Day Council in urging you to issue a commemorative stamp and coin to celebrate this event’s centenary in 2021.
8 Days Left…They Shall not Grow Old – Get your tickets below
The Royal Regiment of Canada Association and regimental family invite you, Toronto’s Military Community and Friends, to join us for a private showing of “They Shall Not Grow Old”. An award winning and critically acclaimed documentary of the first world war.
Setting interiews from soldiers against exhaustively colourized and enhanced footage filmmaker Peter Jackson lets the men who did the fighting do the talking. Life on the front is explored and humanized through their experiences as they speak, not to its battles, but to the camaraderie, loss, hope and inedible rations of “The Great War”.
We are eager to share this critically-acclaimed film with you. All proceeds will be donated to The Royal Regiment of Canada Foundation’s Museum Fund to help us protect the artifacts and generations to come. Donations of $100.00 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt.
Cost is $15.00 per ticket for admission. Seating is limited. We encourage you to purchase your tickets early.
To see the official trailer of the movie, go to www.imdb.com or to learn more, go to https://en.wikipedia.org
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There are no ID or minimum age-requirements.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is limited. It is recommended that you use public transportation. The Bathurst and Bloor St subway station is within easy walking distance.
What can I bring into the event?
The venue is licenced and operates a confectionary stand. No outside food or drinks are allowed.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is recommended that you bring a printed ticket to expedite entry to the venue.
CNE Warriors’ Day – Sat Aug 17 2019 – FYA – 09:00 hrsDress:Association #2 Summer Dress – Green Beret with Cap Badge, White Collar Short Sleeve Shirt Double Breast Pocket with Ribbons, Name Tag, Slip-ons & Lanyard, Grey Pants & Black walking shoes.
09:00 hrs – FYA (inside)
09:30 hrs – Practice
10:00 hrs – Move across street to gorge area to form up area and ensure we get checked in and our respective markers.
10:30 hrs – Parade commences
NOTES: You can get a Green Beret and White Shirt at Nicks Sports Shop (Yonge\Wellesley). Beret’s are $20 (Option to order online from Canex) and White Shirts are prob the same price if not cheaper. If you need a cap badge best places to find are military\antique stores. They should be $20. You should be able to get a name tag at places that can replace keys.I have slip ons & lanyards at Home and I’ll bring down on the day of the parade. If you need tickets for your family please advise how many by NLT Tues July 9th. I’ll submit and get (I’ll add extras just in case). We don’t need a ticket just ensure you get stamped when you leave to go back in later.
Parking is limited,
First come – First served.
GO, TTC etc are free.
Please review and advise.
Hello Association Members,
All the information is on the website related to the parade, parking, Veteran/Family tickets etc
Everyone can feel free to get there own.
I’ll submit for a bulk order for extras just in case.
Parade is at 10:30 hrs
Then Association will be showing up at FYA on Saturday August 17 2019 09:00 hrs.
Dress: Summer Dress
Check in and register, then parade practice.
Please reply to me directly on your attendance.
The Royal Regiment of Canada Association 2019 Fall Concert
Sunday 27 October 2019, 2:00 pm at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St W, Toronto, ON
Come and enjoy an afternoon of movie music in CBC’s iconic Glenn Gould Studio. Our Regimental Band’s fourth annual fall concert, Director’s Cut is a showcase of popular music of the movies that spans the generations, from war movie marches to classic Academy Award winners; from Disney and Pixar to today’s blockbusters.
Bring your children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents for family entertainment. Music is a shared experience, so come and learn about something about the lives of the other generations.
Sing along and tap your toes – the more things change the more they stay the same!
Join us for an afternoon of family entertainment with our Regimental Band with vocalists Danielle Bourre and Melina Melle. MC Jacquie Perrin will tie it all together.
Tickets Available from the Regimental Association
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