Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 17, 2014 10:18 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Attend Sunset Ceremony Marking the Centennial of Two Canadian Army Regiments

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will be the reviewing officer at the Sunset Ceremony marking the 100th anniversaries of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), based in Edmonton, and the Royal 22e Régiment (R22eR), based in the City of Québec. The ceremony will take place on Friday, September 19, 2014, at 6 p.m., on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.

"As commander-in chief, I'm honoured to be the reviewing officer for such an important parade, which marks a milestone in the history of our two world-renowned Canadian Army Regiments, the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and the Royal 22e Régiment," said His Excellency. "For the last century, the men and women of these two infantry regiments have protected our country throughout the great world wars and many other conflicts worldwide, and to this day, they are still vigorously defending our rights of justice, freedom and peace. This national recognition is a way for all Canadians to salute their enduring service and commitment to our nation."

Close to 200 soldiers from the PPCLI and the R22eR will perform a military parade. The ceremony will also include a feu de joie and musical accompaniment by marching bands, as well as parachuting performance by the SkyHawks, the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team (weather permitting).

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to register in advance by contacting the Department of National Defence.

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