I know that many of those who follow our website are not local to Toronto, but for those that are we hope you’ll join us for our annual Queen’s Own Rifles Day at Casa Loma on this coming Saturday November 9th. Our program is included in your Casa Loma admission fee.
This is a great family day event which showcases the long and dedicated military heritage of the QOR as well as the regiment of today!
Soldiers from the Regiment with various displays displays of modern day equipment such as tac-vests, rucksacks, winter kit, mountain ops kit, communications and parachuting equipment, reconnaissance skills, etc.
Members of the Regiment with service in Bosnia
Re-enactors representing various periods including the First World War, the Second World War, Korea and Cyprus
Vintage Signallers Exhibits
Remembrance Day crafts for children
Temporary QOR Badge tattoos
The Brass Quintet from the Regimental Band giving performances in the Great Hall
Solders with ID or in uniform, veterans in an association blazer or with Veteran’s ID, and Cadets in uniform get free admission to Casa Loma on both Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th!
On 11 September 2019 the Regimental Museum was pleased to host the Change of Honorary Lieutenant Colonel parade in the gardens of Casa Loma. And at just before the start of the parade, Casa Loma surprised us with the giant project of the regimental badge and a Canadian flag across the whole south side of the castle!
In this unique setting the Regiment bid farewell to outgoing Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Lionel J. Goffart who has given so much support to the QOR in this role. As a token of our appreciation, Lionel was presented with a beautiful painted portrait for his family.
And we welcomed three time Olympic Hockey medalist and current coach of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s hockey team, Vicky Sunohara as our incoming Honorary Lieutenant Colonel.
During the evening the Regiment also took possession of a beautiful portrait of Queen Mary, the first Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada which had been commissioned by former Honorary Colonel Paul Hughes and his wife Beverly.
In honor of the Incoming’s sports background, the Regimental Museum set up an exhibit of various regimental sports objects including trophies, jerseys and photographs some of which are shown below.
QOR sports teams over the years.
You can see lots more amazing photographs of the parade, the presentations and the reception that followed on our Flickr site.
The Regimental Museum Board of Governors has undertaken a strategic planing process to guide the museum over the next five years. This survey is one of several steps being used to consult with our broader museum community and includes questions not only about the physical museum located at Casa Loma, but also about possible interactions you may have had with the museum through the website and other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.
Even if you have not visited the museum in person or connected through the internet, we value your input. And your input is strictly anonymous.
This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete – maybe 12 if you have a lot you want to suggest to us! 🙂
Please remember to hit the SUBMIT button at the end to record your responses.
The survey will close at end of day November 30, 2016.