So, on April 27th was the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York, which took place during the war of 1812 when the Americans invaded the town of York (now Toronto). On Saturday there was a couple of big events, one was the presentation of new colours (a flag with the regiments battle honours on it). The regiment was the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Canada, the colonel-in-chief for this regiment is Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh and he himself presented the new flag.
Afterward soldiers from the army and navy (no air force.... boooooo), marched from Queen's Park down to Fort York.
|A Chaplin is blessing the new flag|
|The Royal Regiments flag|
|Waiting for the parade to start|
|The band during the service|
|Having some of the newly sprouted grass and clover|
|The first dandelions of the year, we found these in Fort York|
This is the video of the full parade.
On May 25/26 we are going to be doing what's called Doors Open, only we are going to be at the theatre working both days. It's going to be fun, lots of new people to meet, and we get to 'drive' the old elevators, more on that later.