The Regimental Foundation
extends a warm invitation to members, family and friends of
The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
(Duke of Edinburgh’s Own), Ottawa’s Regiment
to join us for our Regiment’s Family Day, Canada 150 celebration and recruiting event.
Saturday July 1st
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cartier Square Drill Hall
2 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa ON
The Pipes and Drums will be playing throughout the day and our usual haggis, BBQ, cold drinks and treats will be available.
The Regimental Association weekend is 3-4 November 2017. Friday 3 November is the usual Wine & Cheese meet and greet on the floor and inside the Officer’s Mess starting at 1900. Also the presentation of The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Support to the Community will take place at 2000. Tickets are $10.00 at the door. On Saturday evening the dinner will be held on the Drill Hall floor, 1830 for 1930. Tickets are now available for purchase at $50.00 per person. You can get them by mail to the Association PO Box 5433, LCD Merivale, Ottawa, ON K2C 3J1 or by email request to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to Chris Murphy 613-729-4888. Upon receipt of payment, tickets will be mailed to you. Tickets will also be available in the museum. In September the three messes will also be selling tickets.
Pipes and Drums of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own)
Pipes and Drums of the RCAF
The cook tent in full frenzy
Performance by the Pipes and Drums of the Ceremonial Guard.
Generic bilingual poster for Canada Day BBQ – 3
Canada Day – La Fête du Canada 2016
BBQ – Brasserie
11:00 – 17:00
Cartier Square Drill Hall/ Au Manège militaire de la place Cartier
With the Pipes and Drums of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own) and guests/ Avec les Corps de cornemuses de The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own) et leurs invités
Public is welcome/ Le publique est bienvenue
Family friendly/ Une atmosphère famiale
Good prices on/ Bons prix sur:
Cold beer and other drinks/
La bière froide et d’autres boissons
Haggis, burgs, hot dogs & sausages /
Haggis, hamburgers, chiens chauds et saucisses
On December 2, 2015 the Pipes and Drums presented a concert at St Giles Presbyterian Church (the Regimental Church) to assist the congregation in raising food and funds for the Centre Town Emergency Food Centre.
The concert has become an annual event and participation this year was excellent.
Following is a letter received from the Centre Town Emergency Food Centre.
On December 19th, former Private Alfred Brooks was presented his Legion of Honour medal by LCol. Martial De Reviers, French Liaison Officer at the community hall in Severn Bridge ON. Alf was accompanied by his extended family and his many friends. From the Regiment, LCol Robert Patchett, CO; RSM, MWO Mike Lever, Cpl Chuck Drezin and Pte Zach Dwyer, piper, were in attendance. Representing the Regimental Association, President Jeff Hill. Jeff nominated Alf and orchestrated the event, coordinating with granddaughter Maria to make the presentation of the medal a special moment for Alf and family. Alf and his ‘harem’ have attended the Association Annual Reunion Dinner in Ottawa consistently over the past years. CTV link: http://ow.ly/W7Qxh
LCol. Martial De Reviers presenting the medal.
Seated, left to right: Ass’n president, Jeff Hill, LCol De Reviers and Alf Brooks.
Standing, left to right: Cpl Drezin, LCol Patchett, RSM Lever and Cpl Dwyer
2015 Mayor’s Award for Community Service to Sgt R.A. (Rhean) Ongcangco (centre), presented by Councillor Allan Hubley (left), and Association President Jeff Hill (right)
The 70th Annual Reunion Weekend was a great success with over 40 attending the Wine and Cheese on Friday night and 172 diners on Saturday night for the main event.
This year’s Mayor’s Award for Community Service was won by a very deserving Sgt R.A. (Rhean) Ongcangco. The award was presented by Councillor Allan Hubley.
The food and comradeship were outstanding as was the music of the Pipes and Drums, especially considering that they were headed to Bermuda early Sunday morning!
Of special note, we had several guests who gathered to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Passchendaele Platoon, Summer Recruit Training Program (SRTP), 1980:
- Doug Brown
- Chris CJ Wallace
- Suzanne Fournier (now Kavanagh)
- Sue-Ann Chandler (now Galenzoski)
- Jeff Redsell
- Denis Davidson
- Vic Weatherall
Chris won the “Distant Diner” award with Doug a close second, both coming from Alberta.
A special thank you to Gwyn Nicholson who honchoed the Wine and Cheese and Cpl. Brian Kells who performed admirably as our dinner MC.
We look forward to a great weekend next year!
(Vice-President and 70th Annual Reunion Weekend Coordinator)
At the Commanding Officer’s parade held October 15th, Bells Corners Branch 593 of the Royal Canadian Legion presented the Foundation with $5000.00 towards the purchase of ceremonial uniforms. Br 593 have supported the Regiment for many years and have become the ‘mess’ for B Coy of the Regiment which is located in Bells Corners. The branch has also served as the location for several BBQs sponsored by the Regimental Association for the troops.
Legion Br593 Bells Corners present cheque for $5000 for ceremonial kit
L-R Ben Loiselle, Shawn Taillon, Doug Palmer(Foundation Pres), Freg Quigg (Br President), Ron Henderson, Rick Lemieux
To acknowledge the branch’s association, the Regiment presented it with a Cameron camp flag to fly outside the branch.
Commanding Officer presents camp flag to Br 593 to reflect association between branch Regiment
L-R Shawn Taillon, Ron Henderson, LCol Robert Patchett, Fred Quigg (Br President) Rick Lemieux, Ben Loiselle, RSM Mike Lever
During the Commanding Officer’s parade held Thursday, October 15th the Foundation Bursaries were awarded. Presentations were made by Col (ret’d) Neil Thompson, OMM CD
RSM Mike Lever, LCol Robert Patchett, Cpl Carinne Charbonneau, Col Neil Thompson
Presentation of Col Don and Mrs Dorothy Thomplson Bursary
RSM Mike Lever, LCol Robert Patchett, Pte Said Yousuf, Col Neil Thompson
Presentation of 13Pl Bursary
This event brings together the extended Cameron Family (all ranks, serving and retired and their families) with volunteers and members of the public to enjoy food and drink and performances of the regiment’s Pipes and Drums Band – to raise money in support of the Regiment’s family.
This year, all proceeds will go our foundation’s Ceremonial Dress Project – to equip The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own) 150-person guard, the 40-person band and the colour party to participate in full ceremonial uniforms at major events planned for Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.
The BBQ usually runs from 11:00 to 17:00 depending on how well the weather, crowd and supplies are holding up. Our Pipes and Drums will team up again with the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Canadian Air Force Band to provide several performances throughout the day.