September 28, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
On Saturday, September 30, all Canadian Army (CA) Reserve Armouries across Canada will host an Open House with interactive displays and activities to showcase the work they do for the CA.
This is the first time that every CA Armoury will be open to the public on the same day and is part of the CA’s overall effort to recruit new members and strengthen the Army Reserve. Under Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada’s Defence Policy, the Government of Canada has committed to increasing the size of the Reserve Force to 30,000 (an increase of 1,500) and to reduce the length of time required for an individual to join the Reserve Force.
Army Reservists work part time for the CA while often holding full-time civilian jobs or attending school full time. Reservists play an integral role in helping the CA meet Canada’s defence objectives. This is achieved through their participation in training exercises, on domestic operations such as the forest fires in British Columbia and the floods in Quebec, and on international operations such as in Latvia and Ukraine. Reservists continually challenge themselves by accepting new tasks, learning new skills, and receiving specialized training to serve their country.
An Open House will be conducted at the historic Mewata Armoury from 10am to 3pm for the following units in Calgary: The King’s Own Calgary Regiment, The Calgary Highlanders, 41 Signal Regiment, 15 Field Ambulance
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