27 Apr '13, 8pm

Canadian Armed Forces Commemorate the Battle of York

Canadian Armed Forces Commemorate the Battle of York NR - 13.125 - April 27, 2013 OTTAWA –The Canadian Armed Forces together with the City of Toronto marked the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of York today, with events downtown and along the waterfront. “I want to thank the City of Toronto for their partnership and dedication. Today’s events were a great opportunity for Torontonians and Canadians to learn more about a key chapter in the development of this city and our country,” said the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence. “The 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 is an opportunity for all Canadians to take pride in our traditions, remember our shared history, and commemorate the achievements of those early Canadian sailors and soldiers who fought valiantly.” As part of the day’s events, the city hosted one of the largest military parades Toronto has se...

Full article: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelle...

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