All about the family
May is coming to an end and CFSU(O) is gearing up to host the seventh edition of the Defence Community Family Appreciation Days. Join us at Uplands on June 2 and 3 for a circus-themed celebration of military families. Entertainment featuring LAV rides, military and civilian exhibits, buskers and fire weavers, pipes and drums performance as well as the popular Saturday night movie in the main tent will be on site for all to enjoy. Please make sure to read the Event Guide included in this edition of the Guard of Honour to learn everything you need to know about our signature event.
The Defence Community is also celebrating National Aboriginal Awareness Week this week. Please connect with the Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group to learn more about events and programming planned in honour of aboriginal CAF members and Canadians, and their heritage.
Bravo Zulu to the Royal Canadian Navy for hosting a successful inaugural Navy Bike Ride this past Saturday. It is a wonderful fitness initiative for families in the NCR. The RCN is also partnering with the Canadian Coast Guard to host a Maritime Gala Ball on June 10 to honour and celebrate 150 years of Maritime Service to Canada. The event will be held at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau.
The Guard of Honour wants to hear your stories. We encourage every member of the local Defence community to submit articles and photos they would like to share with their peers. If you have an event, a program update or an accomplishment to promote, or know of someone who does, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Col Richard Goodyear