Cana­dian Army Re­serve Open House at Pat­ter­son Armoury Satur­day

Medicine Hat News - - COMMUNITY -

Those in­ter­ested in learn­ing about the Cana­dian Armed Forces can stop by the Pat­ter­son Armoury in Medicine Hat Satur­day be­gin­ning at 10 a.m.

The Cana­dian Army Re­serve Open House is oc­cur­ring at ar­mouries and re­serve units across the county.

The event, hosted by the South Al­berta Light Horse in Medicine Hat, will have in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits and ac­tiv­i­ties, as well as sol­diers there to an­swer ques­tions.

“The open house is a great way of in­form­ing the pub­lic about what the army has to of­fer,” said Capt. Brad Young, pub­lic af­fairs of­fi­cer for the 41 Cana­dian Brigade.

“This is also part of the army’s over­all ef­fort to in­crease aware­ness about the army re­serve and hope­fully con­nect with those peo­ple who are in­ter­ested in join­ing,” he said, adding that the fed­eral gov­ern­ment has com­mit­ted to in­creas­ing the re­serve force by 1,500 to 30,000.

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