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 November 28, 2015 (SOS)
Refresh every now and then, to be sure to get latest versions of the site!

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

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  (September 2015 now available)

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

 July 19, 2015

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more added Aug 4 & Aug 27

Petawawa/Pembroke Newsletter now available by clicking here.  Annual dinner coming up!


Canada's forgotten Cold Warriors

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Wreaths Across Canada  cordially  invites the members of the Canadian Guards Association to the fifth Wreaths Across Canada National Service of Remembrance held at the NMC at 13:30hrs 6 Dec 2015.

This year the service will be held at the monument in the new section, properly known as The National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces.


It is hoped that members of the Association in the Ottawa area will be able to attend and to place wreaths on the headstones of our comrades. At this time there are 17 of our comrades resting at the NMC. ...Gerry Wharton

Honorary Life Membership presentation to “Jas’ Haley

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