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. The Regimental Association of former members and their spouses perpetuates the memory of the Regiment and of all who served in her ranks.

 last website update March 23, 2012

"Refresh" your web pages 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.

2011 AGM Minutes

The Pembroke/Petawawa branch Reunion

Reports and Photos

revised 7 Jan 2012

 a photo taken at Rideau Halll on 6 Feb 2011. You may recognize the two gentlemen with me. All three of us are wearing the Diamond Jubilee medal. Mine is the upper one on my left breast, just presented. John Bishop

 The Association has two major roles:

1. to provide a means for its former members to maintain the associations and friendships that they formed while serving Canada and

2. to assist members, their spouses and survivors in meeting the challenges they face as they grow older.

This site provides a background to the Regiment, current news and planned activities, notes on people to help all of us maintain contact with one another and advice and assistance to those who need it. You are welcome to the site and we hope that you benefit from the spirit of comradeship and service to Canada it represents.

“ . . . Canadian Guardsmen established a standard in drill, deportment, and discipline . . . the envy of the Canadian Army . . . A regimental spirit developed that was truly Canadian, a determination to succeed, to make the Regiment the best . . . [and]. All who served in the Canadian Guards can take pride that it was a Regiment Worthy of Its Hire” From The Canadian Guards 1953-1970, W.J. Patterson.

The Association is established to foster, maintain and promote the comradeship and well-being of former members of the Regiment and to perpetuate the high ideals established by the Regiment between its formation and transfer to the Reserve.

 The Association shall fulfill its purpose through the following activities:

  a. maintaining a list of active members,
  b. publishing newsletters at least twice annually,
  c. arranging reunions and informal social functions, and
  d. operating The Canadian Guards Museum


 Membership remains a bargain at $10.00 annually.
Dues may be paid to the Treasurer, The Canadian Guards Association, Box 972, Station B, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5R1

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Thanks to the many contributors of articles, advice and/or photos and graphics

Robie Woodworth

Don McVee

Ed Gosden

Jim Stutt

Bruce Gormley

John Hunter

George Kennedy

Ray Jordan

Robert Harnish

Rod Palmer

Ambrose Dwyer

Webb Scharman

Frank Rodgers

Frank Wagner

Frank Patrick

Al Ditter

Steve Brodsky

Tom O'Shea

Jas Haley

John Trethewey

Ian Douglas

John Barclay

Al Johnston

Gerry Wharton

Bill Marshall

Rob Jardine

Ed Theoret

Richard Murray

R. "Mitch" Mitchell

George Des Champ

Dave Declerq

Willie Wachter 

Ian Whyte

Ian Inrig

James Bradbury

Tim Majovsky

Ian & Mary and Bill Whyte

Winston "Goldie" Golden

Neil Jarvis

Nick Puddicombe

Mike Bambrick

Joe Eason

Rick and Mary George

Don Evoy

David Moon

Butch Montreuil

Moe Bergeron

George Morris

Henry Campbell

Gilbert A Fowler

Ray Trowhill

Peter Crampton

CJ Wallace

Mal Knocker

Fred Vokes

Don "Dusty" Miller

Gord Boddy

Bob McCarthy

Bob Charlton

Matt Corbett

Malcolm (Mac) MacEachern

Chris Beattie

Howie Pierce

Peter Kristjansen

Bob Bertuzzi

Hugh Wetmore

Mike Power

Gerry Grimshaw

Jim Fancey

Paul Francis

Pat Moore

Bob Orendorff

Donald Emmerson

Fred Marentette

Michael Smith

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