Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 30, 2015 14:47 ET

Canadian Army to train in the Niagara Region

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 30, 2015) - Members of the public may see the soldiers of 32 Canadian Brigade Group, an Army Reserve formation of the Canadian Armed Forces, as they conduct Exercise Ultra Niagara in the Niagara Region from July 3 to 5, 2015.

The exercise will include a 100-kilometre relay run, and a 100-kilometre relay march throughout the Niagara Region, Niagara Falls and Niagara On The Lake. It's designed to showcase the physical fitness of Canadian soldiers and build relationships with members of the Canadian public who share similar interests and activities.

Alongside the soldiers, the marathon runners of Dirty Runner Productions will share our route, running under the banner of the Laura Secord Memorial 100k which will administer all of the civilian participants.

The soldiers and runners will be conducting this exercise along the following roads and trails:

The Bruce Trail System between the Screaming Tunnel and Queenston Heights National Historic Site;
Mewburn Road, Niagara Falls;
St Paul Avenue, Niagara Falls;
York Road, Niagara Falls; and
Fireman's Park.

There will be a road crossing on St Paul Avenue in Niagara Falls between York Road and Dorchester Road. The military will have marshals at this location to assist with the crossing, but motorists are asked to reduce speed through this area and approach with caution.

The soldiers will not be carrying any weapons.

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