Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence



Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

April 29, 2013 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Military Celebrates 150 Years by Marching Through Kingston to City Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 29, 2013) - Approximately 120 members from The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (PWOR) will exercise Freedom of the City on May 4, 2013. In keeping with tradition, the Commanding Officer LCol James MacKay will lead the unit to City Hall where His Worship Mark Gerretsen, Mayor of Kingston will review the troops.

When: May 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Kingston City Hall and PWOR Armouries at 100 Montreal St.

What: Before the parade reaches City Hall, there will be an unveiling of the Mayor's Plaque followed by the parade at City Hall at 11:00 a.m. An Open House will follow the parade from 12:00-4:00 p.m., where our military family and supportive community will celebrate our history and traditions alongside local dignitaries. Cadets and local students with conduct an obstacle course along with military displays and skills demonstrations.

Media Opportunities: Many photo opportunities will be available along with interviews. Media are invited to the Freedom of the city parade and open house. Please contact below to arrange interviews.

Notes to Editor: Granting Freedom of the City is an historic tradition by which a community recognizes a military unit and grants it the privilege of marching through its streets with drums beating, Colours flying and bayonets fixed. It is a prized honour from a community that also enables a city to recognize the merits of a military unit and express the affection and esteem of its citizens for the unit.

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