Changing Of The Guard - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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As part of the tourist 'experience' in Ottawa from May to September The Ceremonial Guard mount a daily 30 minute parade at 10:00 am. It is part of an historic Military Ceremony where the 'old guard' duty shift is replaced by the replacement 'new guard' at Parliament Hill. This great tradition borrows heavily from the British, of course. I think of this as a Canadian version of A Traditional British Military Ceremony featuring a Parade and Marching Band on Ottawa's busy, downtown streets from The Drill Hall by The Rideau Canal to Parliament Hill. The actual Changing Of The Guard Ceremony happens on The Hill and then The Band Of The Ceremonial Guard' and the troops all march back to The Drill Hall", five minutes away. Ottawa City Police close the same streets for the 30 minute duration daily from May to September each year. Ottawa's like that. Officers of the RCMP, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, provide security for the grounds of Canada's Parliament Buildings in modern times but the tradition survives as a tourist attraction.
I, myself, Guardsman Gericke actually served in the 'Ceremonial Guard' as a summer job in 1985 while a university student in Montreal. It was a great experience!
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These photos among this set, Changin' of the Guard, unlike most of my photos are Not available for download here.
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