June 23, 2023
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, conducted the annual Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard, on the grounds of Rideau Hall on Friday, June 23, 2023.
About the Ceremonial Guard
The Ceremonial Guard was established by the Canadian Army on behalf of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to plan, prepare and execute public duties in Canada’s Capital Region during the summer. Every guard, musician and member of the support staff is a trained Regular or Reserve member of the CAF. 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.