2014 Archives

From Saddles to ChainsawsFriday, January 16, 2015
The day was Tuesday, 9 September 2014 and the Troop’s morale was high. For some it would be the last time that they would ever be at the Spruce Meadows Masters, for others, it would be first of many that they would experience in the Troop.
Rededication of Strathcona GalleryTuesday, January 13, 2015
The Strathcona Gallery at The Military Museums has been completely re-designed and renovated over a five-year period. As a result, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Regimental Society held a ceremony to re-dedicate the new gallery.
LdSH(RC) - Subbie Ride Course – Holding OnFriday, December 5, 2014
In November of 2014, the annual Subaltern ride course was conducted under the supervision and tutelage of the Strathcona Mounted Troop.
Reno My Mariner RoomTuesday, December 2, 2014
After much deliberation and debates on whether or not the Mariner Room actually had lamps (which it very much does), plans were finally underway to renovate our beloved rest-easy.
Pugil FightTuesday, December 2, 2014
The officers of the Regiment faced off against each other armed with pugil sticks to prove not only their technical skills in close quarters fighting, but also warrior spirit, aggressiveness, and determination expected of a Canadian Armour Officer.
Honouring Our Fallen- A Day on Guard at the Afghanistan Memorial VigilTuesday, December 2, 2014
As I sit here at Edmonton City Hall, I am reflecting back on my tours in Kabul and Kandahar, thinking about the faces on the panels, some I knew, some I did not. All, without a doubt, have made an impact on many members of the Regiment past and present.
Strathcona Subalterns Run for CharityMonday, December 1, 2014
The Sonic 1km is a charitable event designed to support Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS), a local charity set up to provide support to at-risk youth.
Edmonton Oilers – 30th Anniversary of their first Stanley Cup.Tuesday, November 25, 2014
On 10 October 2014, the 1984 Edmonton Oilers were celebrating the 30th anniversary of their winning the team’s first Stanley Cup. Two of the country’s greats under the same roof: The 1984 Edmonton Oilers and LdSH(RC) Pipes & Drums.
Exercise STEELE SABRE – From “Shiny” to “Polished”Monday, November 17, 2014
Exercise STEELE SABRE illustrated the Regiment’s high level of performance and highlighted its ability to use flexibility under strict tests of skill and teamwork.
Monuments of Remembrance and HateMonday, November 10, 2014
As Remembrance Day approaches, and in light of the recent and horrendous attacks in Canada, I thought it best to reflect and let the members and friends of the Regiment see a different side of my tour.
A Strathcona at the 2014 NATO SummitThursday, October 9, 2014
After a nine-hour flight, I finally touched down in London, England. Two trains later and I was at the Defence Academy in Swindon, England.
Recce Squadron Lending a Helping HandMonday, October 6, 2014
While deployed on Operation NANOOK 2014 in Iqualuit, NU, the Task Force was approached by volunteers from the Iqaluit Food Bank requesting help to off-load seventeen pallets of food which they had received for their annual restocking.
Est. 1900Thursday, October 2, 2014
We started the day like any other, besides it being Saturday. We all trickled in, one by one in silence and by 8:00 we were already at work. We’d done this many times before, now we had home advantage for the 1 CMBG Military Heritage Day ride.
“To Abbotsford We Will Go”Thursday, October 2, 2014
This year’s trip to Abbotsford started off quietly on the morning of 30 July 2014. The most we had to worry about that morning were the terrible mosquitoes we battled while loading the horses; the tail wraps were certainly well tested.
A Night Out at Spruce MeadowsWednesday, October 1, 2014
On Friday, 26 September 2014, the Strathcona Mounted Troop was honoured to be invited back to Spruce Meadows as guests for the 2014 Service Award Dinner held in Congress Hall.
Recce Squadron Heads North – Op NANOOK 2014 Wednesday, October 1, 2014
It was early morning on Sunday, 24 August 2014 when Recce Squadron began to form up in their hangar. Most of the soldiers were looking for a place to stash their morning coffee cups before falling into ranks.
2014 – A Season to RememberWednesday, October 1, 2014
The 2014 Ride Season for the Strathcona Mounted Troop proved to be yet another extremely successful season. As per tradition, the Troop took part in every major Spruce Meadows tournament.
Strathcona Family Day 2014Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Saturday, 6 September, marked the annual Strathcona Family Day. As always, this event was only made possible as a result of the donations made every year to the Regimental Society. Family Day is the Regiment’s way of showing appreciation to the families.
A Summer of Parades Tuesday, September 16, 2014
All I could hear were the thousands of voices cheering and shouting out at once, almost deafening my senses. The Calgary Stampede Parade was upon me and, in that moment, I never felt more proud to be a Canadian soldier in the Strathcona Mounted Troop.
EXERCISE RED DRAGON 2014Friday, September 5, 2014
For two weeks in August, 13 Canadian soldiers travelled to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin in order to take part in Exercise RED DRAGON 2014...
3 Score, 10 years and 13 days later Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Let’s face it, the world easily forgets. That’s why they always go over the top when it comes to anniversaries such as the recent D-Day 70th Anniversary.
Spruce Meadows and Calgary Stampede WeekendThursday, July 31, 2014
Another year where Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) participated in the Calgary Stampede and Spruce Meadows activities was marked 3 – 6 July 2014.
Order of Military Merit Investiture Ceremony on 20 June 2014Friday, July 4, 2014
All soldiers strive for excellence in their professional duties as soldiers and it is a humbling experience when a soldier gets that pat on the back for a job well done.
Lieutenant-Colonel Who? Strathcona All Ranks Dinner and DanceFriday, June 27, 2014
The Big Party was anticipated months before, with chatter spreading about what was going on and what prizes were up for grabs. This year’s Strathcona All Ranks Dinner and Dance most certainly did not disappoint.
Regimental Change of Command 2014Thursday, June 19, 2014
On June 12th, 2014 the Regiment once again marked the passage of time with a change of command parade.
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