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National Defence

May 17, 2015 12:00 ET

Public Service Announcement: Victoria Day 21-Gun Salute

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 17, 2015) - A 21-gun salute will be fired to celebrate Victoria. The firing is scheduled to commence at approximately 11:00 a.m. on May 18, 2015 at Parliament Hill. Local residents and visitors may notice a succession of loud noises.

Four 105-mm C3 howitzers from 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery will be positioned on Parliament Hill for the firing. Each gun will fire a blank round, in succession with a standard interval of 10-seconds, for a total of 5 for each gun + 1 round for the first gun to achieve the 21-rounds total.

Contact Information

  • Captain Alisdair Galbraith
    30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA)
    613-993-9122

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Parliamentary Precinct Branch
    613-995-3614