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Calgary Highlanders Regimental Centennial

Background:   On the 1st of April, 1910, the 103rd Regiment Calgary Rifles was authorized.  This historic event would see the birth of the current day Calgary Highlanders.  In the nearly 100 years since this day, The Calgary Highlanders have served in both World Wars as well as many peacekeeping operations.  Today, Calgary Highlanders serve in Afghanistan in support of the NATO mission there as well as on United Nations Peacekeeping Missions including Sudan.

Overview:   To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of our Regiment, The Calgary Highlanders have struck a committee to organize a number of events to take place on and around the Centennial year.  Currently, there are more than twenty projects in various stages of development with the intent of ensuring that the 100th Anniversary of the birth of our Regiment is celebrated by the members of the Regiment and the entire City of Calgary.  As well, a number of legacy projects are underway to ensure that the brave deeds of the soldiers who have gone before us are never forgotten. 

Contact:  If you have questions about the Centennial, please contact Captain Peter Boyle at: peter.boyle@forces.gc.ca or 403-470-7091. 

Projects: A brief summary of the key projects for the Centennial is outlined below:

Memorial Wall: A Memorial Wall is planned to commemorate those killed while serving overseas with the Regiment. An artist's representation of the wall is below:

Centennial Weekend: A number of events were held on the weekend of 28-30 May 2010 including:

 
  • Parade on the afternoon of 29 May 2010 (Saturday);

  • Centennial Ball on the evening of 29 May 2010 (Saturday);

  • Regimental Family Day during the day of 30 May 2010 (Sunday).

    Full details of the Centennial weekend can be found at the link at the bottom of the page, or by going here.

Battlefield Tour: A Battlefield Tour in Northwest Europe to visit key battles that the Highlanders fought in.  Highlights include:

  •  Parades at Juno Beach on 6 June 2010;

  •  Unveiling of plaques at Point 67 and Clair Tizon;

  •  Visit to Ypres and the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate;

  •  Vimy Ridge;

  •  St. Julien; and

  •  Walcheren Causeway.

Museum: There were a number of changes to the Regimental Museum including a new display for Afghanistan (Spring 2009) and a special Centennial display including newly acquired items from Captain Graham of the 10th Bn CEF. 

Regimental Scotch:  The Regiment sold a special Regimental Scotch to commemorate the Centennial for $100 a bottle.  

 

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