Annual Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard

June 21, 2019

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presided over the annual Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard at Rideau Hall on June 21, 2019.

Guests witnessed the pageantry, precision and colour of the Governor General’s annual Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard, which includes members of regiments from across the country. Following the inspection, the Governor General addressed the Guard and thanked them for their devoted service throughout the summer season.

The Ceremonial Guard was established by the Canadian Army on behalf of the Canadian Armed Forces to plan, prepare and execute public duties in Canada’s Capital Region during the summer. During the summer months, in addition to sentry duty at Rideau Hall, they perform the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill and carry out sentry duties at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, located at the National War Memorial. When required, the Ceremonial Guard mounts guards of honour for visiting dignitaries.