Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

June 04, 2007 11:57 ET

Minister Thompson Marked the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Regina Rifles

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Regina Rifles, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Regiment this weekend in Regina.

The Minister participated in a variety of events marking the 100th anniversary of the Royal Regina Rifles, including a "Freedom of the City" parade and a Regimental Banquet. The weekend of events was planned jointly by a number of partners including the Royal Regina Rifles, the Saskatchewan Office of Protocol and Honours and Veterans Affairs Canada.

"Canadians share a proud military history and they are passionate about honouring Canada's Veterans," said Minister Thompson. "We saw it again this weekend with the number of people who attended the events for the Royal Regina Rifles' 100th anniversary."

The Royal Regina Rifles were officially formed in 1907 under the name of 95th Regiment. Companies were formed in Moose Jaw, Regina, Wolseley, Saskatoon and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The Regiment was renamed the 95th Saskatchewan Rifles in 1909, and later renamed the Royal Regina Rifles in 1982.

Canada's New Government is committed to celebrating and remembering the sacrifices and achievements of all Canadian Veterans.

For more information on events marking the 100th anniversary of the Royal Regina Rifles, visit www.gr.gov.sk.ca.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Robyn Macdonald
    Communications Officer
    Office: 204-983-2011
    Cell: 204-230-0701