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National Defence

June 25, 2012 16:42 ET

Media Advisory: Ceremonial Guard 2012 Season Launch

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2012) - Media are invited to attend the launch of the Ceremonial Guard (CG) 2012 season with the first mounting of the guard on Parliament Hill.

When: Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 10:00 a.m.

Where: Parliament Hill, Ottawa

The CG is a public duties unit of the Canadian Forces. It conducts ceremonial, musical and drill performances throughout the National Capital Region from June until late August.

Regular duties of the CG include: The Guard Mount ceremony, performed daily on Parliament Hill at 10 a.m.; posting of sentries on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and the posting of sentries at Rideau Hall, the official residence of His Excellency The Right Honorable David Johnson, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note to Editors/News Directors:

For more information on the Ceremonial Guard, please visit the unit website at

For general queries on the Canadian Forces contact the Media Liaison Office at: 1-866-377-0811 or 613-996-2353.

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