Friday, July 10, 2009

Warriors' Day Parade

If you've never been to Warrior' Day, I highly recommend going. Last year was my first chance to attend the CNE during Warriors' Day. It was highly invigorating. There were many displays to view for both adults and children. Many of our Veterans were in attendance- all to thank with sincerest gratitude. The Musical Salute in the evening is phenominal - bringing tears to the eyes as they had commemorated our troops serving overseas. Be sure to mark it on your calendar. See you at the EX.

The 88th Warriors' Day Parade will be held on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 at 10:30am at the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, click here. or go to:

The 2009 parade is dedicated to the Centennial of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC). Today more than 7500 CIC officers supervise 59000 cadets in 1156 corps and squadrons across Canada. The CIC is one of the most diversified and active components of the Canadian Forces whose goal is to ensure that cadets benefit from the best training possible and that they develop their skills to the fullest. The Warriors' Day Parade is proud to mark this significant anniversary.

Established in 1921, The Warriors' Day Parade takes place in August of each year during the opening weekend of The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The longest-running, annual parade of its' type, The Warriors' Day Parade is an important Canadian tradition and a very significant event for our Veterans, our brave men and women who currently serve in Canada's military, their families and the general public.

Free with CNE admission
The Central Band of the Canadian Forces combined with
The First Canadian Air Division Band
The Air Command Pipes and Drums
The Ceremonial Guard Band and the Drill Team
438 Squadron Fanfare
The Combined Bands of The Toronto Garrison
The National Band of the Naval Reserve
…and other special guests
Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture (using our own military's militia)

Friday, August 21 and Saturday August 22, 2009
Gates Open at 7:00 pm
BMO Field – Exhibition Place, Toronto

Veterans and their families may apply for complimentary CNE tickets by completing the Family Ticket Application Form and mailing it to the Ticket Chairman no later than 7th August 2009.

Free parking in CNE parking lots on Warriors' Day for Veterans. Vehicle must have an official Canadian or U.S.A. Veteran's license plate to qualify.

COMPLIMENTARY BUS & TRAIN TRANSPORTATION for Veterans and Families click here for info


~MyGalSal~ said...

My baby girl is going to war and my heart is going with her. I am so proud but SO sad.

beatrice said...

Thanks for the heads up. Had difficulty finding this info on the net.
Bee. (My son is a Black Watch reservist and college student. Thanks for all you do.