THE LIBERATION OF HOLLAND – 75th Anniversary Tour
April 30th to May 10th 2020
The trip to Holland is approaching soon.
If you are planning to take part in the tour, can you please register before the end of December so we can take advantage of the special pricing KLM has offered us.
Go to the tour webpage to see the itinerary and the link to register. The airfare prices are only secure until Dec 31st so don’t delay
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.
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.
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
Check out the Royal Canadian Mint Coins:
The Royal Regiment of Canada invites you to join us on the occasion of
The Centenary of the Armistice of the First World War.
Join Us on Satuday, November 10th, 2018 at 6pm.
Updated Information – RE: Armstice Dinner Dress – *Black Tie* – DCO has advised: Jacket and tie works, and for the ladies, business attire. Miniature medals are acceptable
DCO also advised that Regimental Association Jacket\Tie\Crest\Grey Slacks etc with Miniatures are acceptable for the Armistice Dinner Sat night, (i.e. change from medals to miniatures if required for dinner) if you’re going to other events and i.e. logistics. Just another option.
On Sunday August 19 2018 at 11:00 hrs there will be a ceremony to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid at Fort York Armoury. Members of the Blue Beach Every Man Remembered group will also attend, with displays of artifacts from the Raid. A reception in the Sgt’s Mess will follow the ceremony.
Timings: 10:30 hrs
Dress: Number 1 – Red Beret, Cap Badge, Regimental Blazer with Crest, Tie with Medals, Grey Pants and Black Shoes.
RSVP: Association Secretary – Leo Afonso – [email protected]
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