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 December 5, 2016 (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.



Check us out on facebook also. Click on “Facebook” above

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

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Click here for access to the latest issue of the Guards Star


Transfer of Second Battalion Colours to Beechwood

 July 19, 2015

Click here for Photos

more added Aug 4 & Aug 27

There is a 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



Howie’s 2016 Christmas Message

Click here

To our Guardsman we need older pictures of our members in the various places they have served.

EXAMPLES. –Picton, Korea and Pictures from 3rd & 4th Battalion. They will be used for 2018 reunion in Petawawa

Please send them by email to diaearl2@aol.com

THANK YOU Gdsm Earl Jones

Please click here to see the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between our Association and the RCR and the Base Petawawa museum. (Oct 2016)

 See info on the Halifax 2017 Tattoo Reunion by clicking here

JFK Guard of Honour.wmv

Click on the clap-board at left to see a video that Winston Goldie Golden put together of the JFK Guard of Honour  in 1961

Important letter from Heather Hunter Weese

Please click here  (Sept 21)


2016 AGM minutes approved and now available by clicking here

Tribute to Archie Cairns -  Archie’s genius was universally acknowledged and often overlooked, yet less widely known was Archie the Man, the Musician, and the Soldier. Click here

Fraser Clark, Captain Director General Defence Security (DGDS