Queen's York Rangers Regimental Association

Queen's York Rangers Regimental Association

May 09, 2011 16:39 ET

York Region to Honour Its Troops at Wednesday May 11 Event

Fundraiser to Build Regimental Family and Provide Support to Past and Current Members of the Queen's York Rangers

AURORA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - MEDIA ADVISORY - York Region residents and businesses join with Ontario's Lieutenant Governor David Onley May 11 in Aurora to honour members of the historic Queen's York Rangers Regiment (QYRang) who have recently served on active duty.

The Lieutenant Governor will launch the first annual "Lieutenant Governor Simcoe's Levee in Honour of Our Rangers" at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Forty members of the Queen's York Rangers have served overseas in recent years. "A" Squadron of the Rangers is stationed in Aurora and many men and women from throughout York Region serve in it. The QYRang were instrumental in the development of York Region, having built Yonge Street from Toronto (Fort York) to Lake Simcoe. The Rangers were deployed by Upper Canada's first Lieutenant Governor - LGov. John Graves Simcoe, who also commanded the Rangers during the American War of Independence.

The event will raise funds to enhance the Regimental Family and provide support to past and current members.

Details:
What: "Lieutenant Governor Simcoe's Levee in Honour of Our Rangers"
When: May 11, 2011, 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St., Aurora Ontario
Photo/Video Opportunity: LGov. Onley informally reviews and meets Rangers at 7 p.m.

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