The Canon Scott Trophy

Marching Formations of 15 or Less

 

 

The Canon Scott Trophy was donated to The Warriors' Day Parade in 1937 by the Originals Club of Toronto. The trophy was established in the name of Canada's beloved First World War padre, Canon Frederick George Scott CMG, DSO, Senior Chaplain, First Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Canon Scott was with Canada's troops continuously in Europe from 1914 at the age of 54 through to 1918. He touched many lives. He was the most decorated of Canada's WWI padres.

For many years Canon Scott attended the Warriors' Day Parade and presented this trophy to the winning unit. His presence was always met with enthusiatic cheers from the veterans, many of whom had met him during their wartime experiences. He was constantly asked for autographs from veterans and spectators alike.

His five sons all served in WWI. His son Henry was killed in the Battle of the Somme on October 21st, 1916.

Canon Scott published his WWI memoirs, "The Great War As I Saw It," in 1922. Noted Canadian military historian and author, Norm Christie of CEF Books reprinted these memoirs along with an excellent and authoritative introduction in 1999. The book is currently in print and may be obtained through, CEF Books.

Canon Scott died on January 19th, 1944 and is buried at the Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal.

Each year when The Canon Scott Trophy is presented to the winning units, our thoughts go back to the times as they must have been on the battlefields in WWI when Canon Scott brought comfort, inspiration and hope to Canada's troops. We remember all that he did. A true Canadian hero.

 

 

Winners of The Canon Scott Trophy
Year
1st
2nd
3rd
2015 Royal Regiment of Canada Association Royal Canadian Legion,
District E, Ontario Command, Marching Unit
Toronto Fire Services
Honour Guard
2014 Royal Air Force Regiment Association, Canadian Chapter and 447 Wing RCAFA Mount Hope - Marching Unit Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Association Marching Unit Canada Border Services Agency
2013 Royal Canadian Legion, District E, Ontario Command Burlington-Oakville Naval Vets The Royal Regiment of Canada Association
2012 48th Highlanders Old Comrades Association Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 57, Silverthorn Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Command, Ladies Auxiliary
2011
48th Highlanders Old Comrades Association Drill Team
Royal Canadian Air Force Commemorative Squadron
Royal Canadian Dragoons Association
2010
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion WW2 Vets, Marching Unit
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 65, Earlscourt
Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserves (Veterans of WWII)
2009
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 65, Earlscourt
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 286, Coronation - Rexdale
Royal Military Police Association North America Branch
2008
Toronto Police War Veterans Association Marching Unit
Ghana Contingent
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, WW2 Vets, Marching Unit
2007
48th Highlanders Old Comrades Association, Drill Team
Royal Canadian Legion,
District E, Ontario Command
British Airborne Forces Association (Canada)
2006
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 609, Bramalea, Marching Unit
Ghanaian Ex-Soldiers Association of Toronto, Marching Unit
British Airborne Forces Association (Canada)
2005
48th Highlanders Old Comrades Association
Ghanaian Ex-Soldiers Association of Toronto Marching Unit
Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Command
2004
48th Highlanders Old Comrades Association
Royal Marines Association of Ontario
Korean Veterans Association Unit 13
2002
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 322, Ajax
Vietnamese Veterans Association
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 606, Bay Ridges
2001
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Associaion
Royal Navy Association
Irish Regiment of Canada Veterans Association
2000

Royal Canadian Legion,
District F

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 65
Royal Marines Association of Ontario
1999
First Canadian Parachute Battalion
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1998
Toronto Scottish Regimental Association
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1997
Royal Marines Association / Polish 2nd Corps Veterans
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1996
Ulster Old Comrades Association, Toronto
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 46, Swansea
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 31, Mount Dennis
1995
48th Highlanders Old Comrades Association Drill Team
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1994
48th Highlanders Old Comrades Association Drill Team
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1993
British Airborne Forces Association
Korean Marine Corps Association of Ontario
Chinese Veterans and Reserve Corps Unit 1
1992
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 213, Weston
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 110, Trenton
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 65, Earlscourt
1991
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 13, Scarborough
Royal Canadian Legion, District F
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 46, Swansea
1990
Royal Marines Association, Ontario Branch
Reserve Army Corps, Bets of Republic of China
Toronto Scottish Regiment Association
1989
Metro Toronto Police War Veterans Association
Irish Regiment of Canada, Veterans Association
Korea Veterans Association of Canada, Ontario Region
1988
Metro Toronto Police War Veterans Association
Office of The Ontario Fire Marshall
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 13, Scarborough
1987
Royal Marines Association
Office of The Ontario Fire Marshall
Royal Canadian Legion, Provincial Command Officers
1986
Royal Canadian Legion, District F, Oshawa - Belleville
Office of The Ontario Fire Marshall
Canadian Polish Legion #621
1985
Canadian Airborne Regiment, Oshawa
Toronto Scottish Marching Platoon
R.C.A.F. - W.D. - Toronto Region
1984
1st Canadian Paratroop Battalion Association
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1983
Toronto Scottish Regimental Association
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1982
Queen's Own Rifles Branch 344
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1981
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1980
48th Highlanders
Toronto Scottish Assoc
Toronto Fire Fighters Veterans Assoc.
1979
Grenadier Guards Assoc
48th Highlanders Memorial Hall
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 66
1978
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 345, East York
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1977
Metro Toronto Police War Veterans Association
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1976
H.M.C.S. York
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1975
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 258, Highland Creek
Toronto Scottish Regimental Assoc
Toronto Fire Fighters War Veterans Assoc
1974
Toronto Scottish Regimental Association
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1973
48th Highlanders Old Comrades Association
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1972
Civic Employees War Veterans Association of Toronto
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1971
Toronto Fire Fighters War Veterans Association
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1970
Toronto Fire Fighters War Veterans Association
48th Highlanders Old Comrades Assoc.
Metro Toronto Police War Veterans Assoc
1969
Toronto Scottish Regimental Association
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1968
48th Highlanders Old Comrades Association
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1967
48th Highlanders Old Comrades Association
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1966
Toronto Fire Fighters War Veterans Association
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 75, Fairbank
Toronto Civic War Veterans
1965
Toronto Fire Fighters War Veterans Association
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 75, Fairbank
Toronto Civic War Veterans
1964
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 75 Drill Team, Fairbank
Anaconda War Veterans Association
48th Highlanders Old Comrades
1963
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 75 Drill Team
Toronto Scottish Veterans
Toronto Civic War Vets Guard
1962
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 75 Drill Team
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1961
Toronto Negro Coloured Guards War Veterans of Canada
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1960
Anaconda Veterans Association, Long Branch
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1959
Anaconda Veterans Association, Long Branch
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1958
Civic Employees War Veterans Association of Toronto
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1957
Anaconda Veterans Association, Long Branch
Goodyear Overseas Veterans Club, New Toronto
Ontario Hydro Branch 277, Canadian Legion, Toronto
1956
Anaconda Veterans Association, Long Branch
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1955
Anaconda Veterans Association, Long Branch
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1954
Anaconda Veterans Association, Long Branch
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1953
Anaconda Veterans Association, Long Branch
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1952
Goodyear Overseas Veterans Club, New Toronto
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1951
Goodyear Overseas uhVeterans Club, New Toronto
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1950
St. John Ambulance Brigade, Toronto
Goodyear Overseas Veterans Club, New Toronto
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1949
Goodyear Overseas Veterans Club, New Toronto
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1948
Goodyear Overseas Veterans Club, New Toronto
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1947
Naval Veterans Club, Toronto
Goodyear Overseas Veterans Club, New Toronto
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1941
The Red Chevron Club, Guelph
General Motors, Oshawa
The Original Club, Toronto
1940
Goodyear Overseas Veterans Club, New Toronto
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1939
Red Chevron Club. Guelph
Lord Tweedsmuir Legion Branch, London
Royal Canadian Legion, Swansea
1938
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 57, Silverthorne
The 4th Battalion Club
Originals Club, Toronto
1937
The Original Club, Toronto
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