Welcome to the Canadian Guards Association website. The Canadian Guards was the senior Canadian Infantry Regiment from 1953 to 1970 when it was disbanded as part of a larger defence review. This Association of former members and their spouses perpetuates the memory of the Regiment and of all who served in her ranks.


last website update September 1, 2015 (SOS, Comments)
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A number of Ottawa area members meet for lunch every Thursday upstairs in the Fox and Feather Pub located at the corner of Elgin and MacLaren Streets. All Association members and friends in the area or visiting from out of town are encouraged to join the group any Thursday.

The Ottawa Valley and Eastern Ontario monthly pub lunch remains the first Thursday of each month.



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Use the “Our Links” button above to link to older pages and Photos

Thanks to the efforts of Winston “Goldie” Golden and the cooperation of the Staff at Government House we have separate photos of the Company Colours and Commanding Officers’s Colours of both battalions.  They have been on display in Government House since 1970 or so.


Click here to see all the Colours

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2014 Reunion photos..more on the Reunion facebook pages

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2014 AGM Minutes (pdf file)→

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2014 Museum report (pdf file)

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Click here for access to the latest issue of the Guards Star  (June 2015 now available)

Guards Net
Effective immediately the Guards Net email will cease using the Net’s Contacts List to inform approx 410 individuals of events.

Click here to access The Guards Net web page (see our face book pages also)

Direct all enquires/information here


A letter of interest from the PPCLI Foundation

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There is a new feature accessible through the Comments page that may be of interest to those of us with relatives who served in WW1 Or WW2.  Click  (June 19, 2015 latest

Transfer of Second Battalion Colours to Beechwood occurred on July 19, 2015

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3 added Aug 4 Thks GW

MORE as of Aug 27

photo of Ian Douglas and Al Johnston, on behalf of the Canadian Guards Association, presenting a CDN Gds pipe banner to the Pipe Major of the Ceremonial Guard at the end of Fortissimo on 8Aug09 during our Reunion marking the 50th anniversary of the Regt’s first Guard Mount. The CO of the Ceremonial Guard ensures that the sentry piper carries this banner every day at the War Memorial.