Battalion: 2016 training programme
Association: Dedication of the Cameron Memorial Bench
Cameron Cadets: Remember to check the www.407army.ca web page for upcoming events.
The Cadets have raised some $34,000 towards their $44,000 goal to send 12 Cameron Cadets to Vimy for the 100th Anniversary of the storming of the Ridge in April of 1917. Details on how to help send them will be forthcoming shortly.
Battalion, Advisory Board, & Association:
2016 Saturday, 14 MAY THE CAMERON JR'S HIGHLAND GAMES
The next Regimental level Unit event is the JR’s run Cameron Highland Games !!!
Date: 14 May 2016
Time: 1300 hrs
Grid: WO Mike Sinnock’s place in St. Andrews MB – please check a good web site for the map. Trust me – print yourself a copy !
Straight up MAIN STREET about 10 or 15 min out past the perimeter until you get to Jorheim Dr. Mike is number one, and so is his place !
Last year's map still works, click here
Special Admin Instructions: Be prepared for any weather. Bring your own lawn chairs, etc as Mike's place is a bit on the spartan side.
If you plan to drink plan to tent it for the night or plan a safe ride home !
Dress: Regimental PT Gear or suitable heavy games kit.
2016 SATURDAY, 04 JUNE THE UNVEILING OF THE
CAMERON MEMORIAL BENCH
What: The formal unveiling and dedication of the Cameron Memorial Bench.
Grid: Vimy Ridge Park, Wpg, MB
Time: SEATED NLT 1045 hrs, the LG of MB arrive at 1100
Dress: Association kit, dark business suit, or other suitable attire for a formal event are advised.
Special Admin: There will be 50 chairs available for us. Let's try to fill them ! Former members, family, and friends of the regiment are all welcome to attend this event.
Failing that, whatever will keep you from getting busted for indecent exposure. We’d rather see you in your cut offs than miss you because your best kit is in the wash.
There will be a short reception to follow across the street in the regimental Kirk. we are also welcome to attend the Battalion's Stand Down BBQ later at Minto.
Winnipeg Police Pipes & Drums Scotch Tasting 29 May 2016
Winnipeg Police Pipes & Drums Scotch Tasting Invite Sunday May 29th 2016
The Winnipeg Police Pipe Band is pleased to once again be hosting our annual Scotch and Cigar event, scheduled for Sunday May 29th 2016 at the Canad Inns Metropolitan Entertainment Center (MET), 281 Donald St (across the street from the MTS Center).
Please find attached this year’s e-poster for more details:
WPS Scotch Tasting Poster 2016
Your past support is greatly appreciated and we hope that you will be able join us to meet up with old friends and enjoy the history and ambiance of the newly renovated MET Center which comes with its own outdoor patio.
Each year the event continues to grow so we encourage everyone to make arrangements for their tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be obtained by contacting any member of the band and or calling the cell number (204-291-1997) on the e-poster. If you are unable to attend but have someone in mind that would enjoy the event please pass along our poster.
Winnipeg Police Pipe Band
100th Anniversary of The Great War Project
To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the start of The Great War the Cameron Association intended to place a standard pattern granite bench in The Field of Honour section at Brookside Cemetery, Wpg, MB. This plan has had to change for a number of reasons beyond our control. The plan is now for the same style of bench to be sited in Vimy Ridge Park, Wpg. The park is across the street from the Cameron regimental Kirk, 1st Presbyterian.
The final design of the bench has been approved and the basic intent of the project is to commemorate ALL of the Camerons who have served in the Regiment.
This plan is being pursued by the Association Executive at this time. You can contribute to this commemorative project by sending a cheque made out to the marked "Cameron Memorial Bench Project" to:
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Regimental Foundation
969 St. Matthews Ave, R3G 0J7
Cameron Picasaweb Site
The latest addition are pictures and scans of Pipe-Major Lachlan Collie and his family, as well as a scanned version of the "Souvenir Book of the Cameron Highlanders of Canada 1916", courtesy of Mr. Duncan MacDougall, his grandson. Many thanks for this material sir !
Click here to see the picture galleries
The latest Oatmeal Rag, Issue #22, is now available:
Oatmeal Rag Issue 22 April 2016
100th Anniversary of the Regiment Newsletter:
Issue #10 March 2011
Warning: This issue is HUGE because of the
Order your copy of the new
size of the picture files inside.
Cameron history book
"Winnipeg's Ladies From Hell"
Please make cheques payable to QOCH of C Regimental Foundation.
Please include your name and mailing address with your payment. You can send them to:
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
Minto Armoury, 969 St. Matthews Ave
Wpg, MB R3G 0J7
WO Patrice Vincent and Cpl Nathan Cirillo Donations Link
Please read the details of the donations carefully !
25 May 2009 Auction of LCol R. Shankland's VC, DCM, & other medals
The Regimental family would like to thank all of you who helped keep LCol Shankland's medals here in Canada. Your actions were and remain very much appreciated.
Baptized in the mud, blood and fire of France and Flanders, the Camerons bear the distinction of being one of only four regiments currently on the Canadian Army list to have fought as a kilted regiment. All other kilted regiments in the Canadian Army were either raised or converted to a kilted regiment after the First World War. Celebrating the Regiment’s centenary in 2010, the Camerons of today are as fiercely proud of their highland traditions as their forebears were.
From it’s founding, Winnipeg has had a strong Scottish tradition. Sponsored by Thomas Douglas, the fifth Earl of Selkirk, the Red River Colony was established on the banks of the Red River in 1812, settled by Scots displaced by the highland clearances.
After years of intense pressure from the local Scottish community, the government finally authorized the raising of a highland regiment in Winnipeg. As was the fashion at the time in the Empire, the new regiment would be raised borrowing traditions from an existing British unit. Gazetted in 1910, the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada are the oldest highland regiment in Western Canada.
This website will serve as an information source for current serving members, retired members, potential members, and other affiliated or interested people. It includes a listing of current activities for all parts of the Camerons; the unit, the Regimental Association, and the Regimental Advisory Board. A large part of the web site is dedicated to historical and traditional matters. In general it is a place for anyone with an interest in the Camerons to look to for information.