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Casa Loma to host Queen’s Own Rifles Day this Saturday

In honour of Remembrance Day, Casa Loma in Toronto will play host to Queen’s Own Rifles Day on Saturday, November 10th.

The Queen’s Own Rifles Canada (QOR) is Canada’s oldest Infantry Regiment, serving since 1860 with over 250 soldiers. The QOR will be showcasing their military history from the past and the present at this family day event. 

The day will include period reenactments from the First World War, Second World War, Korea War, and Cyprus. Visitors will experience displays of new and historic military vehicles, various uniforms, Remembrance Day crafts and a performance by the Regimental Band in Great Hall.

Amanda Sicilia, marketing and social media coordinator Casa Loma, says this event has been part of Casa Loma since 2013. The museum’s exhibits tell of the QOR’s involvement in every major conflict in which Canadians participated – from the Fenian Raids to Afghanistan and the stories of some of the thousands of riflemen who have served in this regiment.

“The former grand estate of Major General Sir Henry Pellatt was a member and supporter of the Queen’s Own Rifles for over fifty years,” says Sicilia. “Casa Loma collaborates with QOR as caretakers of the collection and helping to maintain and preserve the QOR exhibit.”

The QOR event is included in the Casa Loma admission fee, however, active and veteran Military Personnel are invited, free of charge by showing military I.D. or in uniform. Cadets also get free of charge in uniform.

For more information about the event and Casa Loma, visit their website.

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As a recent graduate from the St. Thomas University Journalism program, Paige has a passion for storytelling and investigative journalism. In 2016, she, along with her journalism team were awarded first place at the Emerge Media Awards in the multimedia category. The team was also a finalist at the Canadian Association of Journalist Awards. She is excited to work with other military spouses providing stories and information to the military community. Paige is newly married to Andrew, a Lineman, and moved to their first posting in Petawawa in May of this year. She is excited to begin this journey with Andrew, their dog Diablo, and cat, Linux

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