SOURCE: National Defence

National Defence

May 11, 2016 10:00 ET

Local Army Reservists to Conduct Soldier Skills Competition

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) - Approximately 20 members from the 2nd Battalion Irish Regiment of Canada (2 IR RC) will participate in a soldiers skills competition on May 14, 2016 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The soldiers will move along city streets and stay north of Walford road, south of Elgin Street, East of Lorne street and West of Ramsey Lake.

Traffic should not be significantly affected as soldiers will move by foot along road ways and sidewalks conducting different training stands and scenarios. We do ask drivers to remain vigilant during this time as safety to soldiers and the public is paramount. Members of the community are welcome to approach and observe the training.

Exercises like this are conducted to allow soldiers to practice essential skills required as members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Warrant Officer Dereck Shaw
    Operations, 2nd Battalion Irish Regiment of Canada
    Tel: (705) 669-2305
    Email: Dereck.Shaw@forces.gc.ca