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Freedom of the City Granted in Honour of PPCLI Centennial

PPCLI

May 22, 2014

Members of the public are invited to attend a military parade, as soldiers from the First Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) exercise their Freedom of the City in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Regiment.

The Freedom of the City Parade will include an official ceremony at which Mayor Don Iveson and Lieutenant-Colonel Nick Grimshaw, Commanding Officer, 1 PPCLI, will re-enact the historic rite of allowing a formed military unit to march through the streets with “drums beating, bayonets fixed and colours flying.”

Date:  Friday May 23, 2014
Time:  11am
Location:  City Hall Plaza

The parade will also include music by the Edmonton Police Service Pipes and Drums band, which has historical ties to the PPCLI and the PPCLI drums.

The granting of the Freedom of the City is the highest honour a municipality can grant a military unit.

For more information:

Kaetlyn Corbould

Title Military Liasion
Telephone 780-495-0394
780-893-2450 (cell)