THE BRITISH COLUMBIA
TO ALL IN THE REGIMENTAL FAMILY!
the Regiment will hold the main celebrations during the 2011 centennial
year with a weekend of events in Kelowna the weekend of 14-15 May.
of Centennial Events:
of the City Parade - Kelowna May 14: At 1:00 pm the Regiment
will exercise the right to conduct a Freedom of the City Parade in Kelowna
in celebration of the Regimental Centennial.
Dinner - May 14: A by invitation social event, the Regimental
Centennial Dinner will be held at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort at
1310 Water Street, Kelowna.
for 7:30 pm
Dress: Military - Mess Kit, DEU 2B Civilian- Black
Tie, Suit or Blazer
Cost: $65 per guest (please remit by 1 Mar 2011) Payable
to: BCD Unit Fund-Centennial Trust, 720 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna. BC. V1Y
RSVP citing Dinner to BCD.Centennial@forces.gc.ca
Check this page
regularly for more information on the centennial events!
to 2008 Vernon Freedom of the City Centennial event page:
Since the beginning of the last century with the
establishment of 'B" Independent Squadron, Canadian Mounted Rifles
in Vernon in 1908, leading to the creation of the British Columbia Horse
Regiment in 1911, the ancestral unit of the British Columbia Dragoons,
there has been a military presence in the Okanagan. This tradition of
military service continues today as active members of the Regiment continue
to serve the community here in the Okanagan and in Canada's interest's
abroad. They lead a column of troops over 10,000 strong that stretches
back to the beginnings of the Regiment... that's how many Okanagan men
and women have served in the Regiment as it approaches its centennial.
Link to Regimental