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Governor General's Foot Guards - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 16.044 W 075° 43.832
18T E 442691 N 5012915
Quick Description: This plaque, in tribute to the Governor General's Foot Guards, is located in Foot Guards Park, on Leamington Way, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/16/2019 6:12:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JMR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Foot Guards Park

This park is named in recognition of the historical significance of the Governor General's Foot Guards.

Established my Militia Order 16 on June 7, 1872 and modelled on the Household Troops in Great Britain, the Governor General's Foot Guards bring military ceremony and music befitting a Nations's Capital. Since its formation, soldiers of this reserve Infantry Regiment have served in defence of Canada's interests at home and abroad, as well as perform ceremonial duties throughout the year in support of the Governor General of Canada.

The Guardsmen, seen daily in bearskin cap and scarlet tunic on Parliament Hill and at Rideau Hall during the summer months are iconic to Ottawa and Canada's Capital.

Approved by Ottawa City Council on April 23, 2014.

Mayor Jim Watson

Councillor Steven Desroches
(Gloucester-South Nepean)
Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

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The park can be visited at anytime

Entrance fees (if it applies): None - Aucun

Type of memorial: Plaque

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