February 4, 2017
We receive wonderful comments from individuals and families telling us how much the Warriors' Day Parade means to them. We post many of them on our Comments Page and we have just added a number that we have received over the last twelve months. We greatly appreciate receiving them.
November 14, 2016
With great sadness we learned of the passing of Major Robert T. Holliday, CD1, long-time member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council. Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated.
October 26, 2016
Photos of the 2016 Awards Banquet are now available on our Photo Galleries page.
September 23, 2016
Photos of the 2016 parade are now available on our Photo Galleries page.
August 28, 2016
We announced the winners of the 2016 Contingent Competitions. Congratulations to all!
July 24, 2016
We announced Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, M.A.G. , CMM, CD, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff as the 2016 Warrior's Day Parade Reviewing Officer.
April 10, 2016
Complete information about the 2016 Warriors' Day Parade was posted on the website.
March 17, 2016
With great sadness we have learned of the passing of P/O Donald Cameron, long-time member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council. Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated.
October 20, 2015
Photos of our 2015 Awards Banquet have been posted on our Photo Albums Page.
October 12, 2015
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Sgt Gord Walker, Life Member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council. Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated.
October 6, 2015
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Jack Higgins, long-time volunteer with The Warriors' Day Parade Council. Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated.
October 2, 2015
Photos of the 2015 Warriors' Day Parade are now available on our Photo Albums Page.
September 4, 2015
The results of the 2015 Contigent Competitions have been announced. Congratulations to all!
August 6, 2015
Our 2015 News Release is now available.
August 6, 2015
We are pleased to announce the 2015 Honourary Parade Marshals and the Contingents of the 2015 Honour Section...read more
July 21, 2015
We proudly announce the attendance of The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, OC, OOnt, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Honorary Patron of The Warriors' Day Parade Council at the 94th Warriors' Day
Parade on August 22, 2015 at the CNE, Toronto.
July 10, 2015
We proudly announce that General Jonathan H. Vance, CMM, MSC, CD, Chief of the Defence Staff will be the Reviewing Officer for the 2015 Warriors' Day Parade. read more
April 22, 2015
We are pleased to announce The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, OC, OOnt, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario as Honorary Patron of The Warriors’ Day Parade Council.
April 8, 2015
The 2015 Parade Information Package including the contingent registration form and family ticket request form were posted on the website.
March 22, 2015
The 2015 Warriors' Day Parade Poster was released. PDF version click here.
October 26, 2014
Photos from our 2014 Awards Banquet are now available on our Photo Albums page under 2014 Awards Banquet Photo Album
September 13, 2014
A second batch of 500 photos of the 2014 parade were posted on our Photo Albums page under 2014 Album #2.
August 24, 2014
The 2014 Contingent Competitions Results were posted on the website.
August 23, 2014
Photos of the 2014 parade now available. See our Photo Albums page. A 53 minute video of the 2014 parade is also available on our Film and Video page.
July 13, 2014
News item added to our Home Page. Brigadier-General Lowell Thomas, OMM, CD, 2014 Warriors' Day Parade Reviewing Officer, assumed command of the 4th Canadian Division during a ceremony held in Toronto on July 11, 2014. View photos of the 4 CDN DIV Change of Command Parade.
June 28, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the Drum Major competition category has been changed to include both military and non-military Drum Majors.
May 4, 2014
Our 2014 Reviewing Officer, Brigadier-General L.E. Thomas, OMM, CD was announced.
April 30, 2014
GO Transit have announced their Veteran's free-ride program for Warriors' Day. We greatly appreciate the outstanding support of Go Transit over the past many years.
April 10, 2014
Information for contingents is now available including registration. The Veteran and family tickets order form for CNE admission on Aug. 16th is also available
April 3, 2014
Our 2014 Poster has been released. For a pdf version, click here.
March 30, 2014
Our 2014 Information Flyer is now available.
March 2, 2014
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Major John Arnold Fogg CD, Life Member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council. Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated.
January 3, 2014
Sadly we learned of the passing of Captain Gordon W. MacKenzie on December 23rd, 2013, a volunteer of more than 20 years with The Warriors' Day Parade. Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated.
November 3, 2013
Our Competition and Trophies Pages have been updated to include the 2013 contingent winners. Lot's of interesting history on these pages, be sure to have a look.
October 31, 2013
Photos of the awards presentations to the 2013 winning contingents have been posted on our Photo Galleries page. Contigents who would like to obtain hi-res versions of their award presentation photo may request this via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
August 29, 2013
2013 Contingent Competition Results were posted. Congratulations to the winners!
August 27, 2013
2013 Parade Photos are available on our Photo Galleries page. Special thanks to our volunteer photographers!
August 24, 2013
Our Film and Video Galleries page has been updated to include links to 2013 parade videos.
August 16, 2013
A new article "Taking Time To Think" was posted on our Parade Stories Page.
August 9, 2013
York Region Transit/YRT announce their free transit program for Veterans on Warriors' Day. news release
June 2, 2013
The complete 2013 Parade Information Package was released and posted on our Parade Info page. To download a pdf copy click here.
May 27, 2013
An article written by Mort Lightstone, Past President of the Warriors' Day Parade Council about Operation Chastise has been posted on our Parade Stories page.
May 15, 2013
Information on our Parade Stories page regarding three members of the Warriors' Day Parade Council who received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
May 5, 2013
A news item was posted on our Homepage announcing the 2013 Warriors' Day Parade Reviewing Officer, Brigadier-General Omer Lavoie, OMM, MSC, CD, Commander of Joint Task Force Central/Land Force Central Area.
Mar 31, 2013
The 2013 Warriors' Day Parade poster is now available on our homepage. Click on the poster image for a large size pdf version which can be downloaded.
Mar 17, 2013
Information regarding the 2013 parade is now available on the website. Additional updates including the parade poster will be posted on the website when they become available.
Oct 30, 2012
Photos from the 2012 Awards Banquet have been posted on our website. Congratulations to all the winners!
Oct 24, 2012
It was with great sadness that we received the news of the passing of The Honourable Lincoln Alexander P.C., C.C., K.St.J., O.Ont, C.D., Q.C., B.A., L.L.B., LL.D. (Hon), D.S. Litt. (Hon) on October 19, 2012. His Honour, 'Linc' was Honourary President of The Warriors' Day Parade Council and a tremendous supporter of our Veterans and The Warriors' Day Parade. We offer our sincere condolences to Linc's family and friends. He will be greatly missed at the Parade which he loved dearly.
Sep 19, 2012
More than 900 photos from the 2012 Warriors' Day Parade are now available online.
Aug 25, 2012
The Warriors' Day Parade Council proudly announces the results of the 2012 Warriors' Day Parade Contingent Competitions. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to all the contingents who participated in the 2012 Parade. Together we marked 91 years of honouring our Veterans and our Military service women and men.
Aug 2, 2012
At a special ceremony held on 30 July 2012, Warriors’ Day Parade Council Life Member MWO Len Pelletier, CD was presented with the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation by The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs. Read more on our Parade Stories Page.
Jul 27, 2012
Information has been updated regarding free transit offers for Veterans and Canadian Forces. The Canadian Forces Musical Salute information is now available. The 2012 Warriors' Day Parade flyer has also been posted.
July 5, 2012
A new article, 'My Worst Moment' written by Past President Captain Mort Lightstone, CD is now available on our Parade Stories page.
May 16, 2012
We are now on Twitter. Be sure to follow our Tweets for the latest Warriors' Day Parade news! You can find us at @wdparade.
May 03, 2012
The Warriors' Day Parade 90th Anniversary Book has now been printed and is available for purchase. Be sure to order today while supplies lats! Read more...
Apr 07, 2012
Our 2012 parade information package and poster is now available. Click on the Parade Info tab.
Apr 06, 2012
We are honoured to announce our 2012 Distinguished Guest of Honour and Reviewing Officer, Colonel The Honourable David C. Onley, O.Ont., Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Mar 18, 2012
An email received from Mrs. Fowler and her history class has been posted on our Comments Page.
Feb 5, 2012
The 2011 Parade History page has been created including a list of contingents that participated.
Two new articles have been posted on our Parade Stories page, Warriors' Day Parade Communications and Oshawa Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 Pipe Band.
Dec 11, 2011
A selection of comments received have been posted on our Comments Page. Thank you to everyone who took the time to drop us a line. Please keep them coming. It's important to us to hear from you!
Oct 24, 2011
Photos of trophy presentations which took place at our Awards Banquet on October 21 have now been posted. Congratulations to all!
Oct 2, 2011
Several hundred photos of the 2011 Parade were posted including a special album of medals.
Sep 13, 2011
The 2011 Competition Results were revised. Winners names have been posted on the Competition Trophy Pages.
Sep 8, 2011
The 2011 Competition Results were announced.
Aug 25, 2011
A link has been posted on our Film & Videos page to an excellent 28 minute YouTube video of the 2011 Parade. Thanks to the volunteer who spent hours in shooting and editing this video!
Aug 18, 2011
Our 2011 Parade News Release has been distributed to the media
July 27, 2011
WWII Veteran and Past Warriors' Day Parade Council President Mr. Don Cameron received the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation...read more
July 24 , 2011
We announced our 2011 Reviewing Officer, Lieutenant-General Peter J. Devlin, CMM, MSC, CD, Chief of The Land Staff.
•We also announced Honorary Colonel Dave Devall as Honorary Parade Marshall.
June 24 , 2011
Information about our 90th Anniversary Book project is available.
June 15 , 2011
The 2011 Honour Section Contingents were announced.
June 5 , 2011
Canadian Forces announce their 2011 Musical Salute.
GO Transit have announced their Veterans free-ride program on Warriors' Day. read more....
May 1, 2011
It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the passing of MWO Charles Harding, CD, Past President of The Warriors' Day Parade Council. Our deepest sympanthies go out to Chuck's family. He will be greatly missed by his friends and comrades. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated.
April 25, 2011
Our 2011 Parade Information Package has been released.
March 27, 2011
Our 2011 Poster and logo in celebration of our 90th Anniversary have been released and posted to the Home Page.
October 19, 2010
Photos of the award presentations to the 2010 winning contingents are now available through our Photo Album Page.
October 17, 2010
More than 700 photos of the 2010 Parade are now available in three photo albums through our Photo Album Page.
September 06, 2010
The 2010 Competition Results were released.
August 25, 2010
Our Home Page was updated with some news and photos of the 2010 Parade.
Sadly we learned of the passing of Wilma MacKenzie on August 19th, 2010, a volunteer of more than 20 years with The Warriors' Day Parade. Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated.
August 15, 2010
Our 2010 News Release has been issued.
June 13, 2010
Canadian Forces have announced their spectacular 2010 Musical Salute to be held at the CNE Bandshell on Friday, August 20th and Saturday, August 21st at 7:30pm. See our webpage featuring this exciting event.
May 23, 2010
The 2010 Parade Route map is now available.
A Quick Links section was added to our Home Page.
May 10, 2010
Our Home Page was updated to display our new 2010 poster and the Parade Info page now contains all of the details of this years parade.
May 8, 2010
With great sadness we learned of the passing of Lt J Armand Warren on May 6, 2010. Lt Warren was a Life Member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council. Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated.
April 11, 2010
A button was placed on our Home Page to link to The Warriors' Day Parade Facebook Group.
Information was posted on our Home Page regarding the 'Thank You Liberators' WWII Conference being held on May 8, 2010 by the Dutch Canadian Association of Greater Toronto
April 9, 2010
We announced that General Walt Natynczyk, CMM, MSC, CD - Chief of the Defence Staff will be our 2010 Distinguished Guest of Honour and Saluting Officer.
We also announce Honorary Colonel Dave Devall as Honorary Parade Marshall.
January 2, 2010
We sadly learned of the passing of our dear friend and comrade Master Warrant Officer James Morris Webb on December 31, 2009. Jim, a Lifetime Member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council worked for many years to ensure the success of the parade. He will be greatly missed. Our sincere sympathies to Jim's family and friends. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated.
November 9, 2009
Our About Us page has been updated to reflect The Warriors' Day Parade Council organization for the next two year period.
November 3, 2009
Information on GO Transit's free ride offer for Veterans on Remembrance Day posted on the Home Page.
October 26, 2009
Photos from our 2009 Awards Banquet have been added to our Photo Albums Page.
October 4, 2009
More than 300 new photos from the 2009 parade have been added to our Photo Albums Page
September 20, 2009
The indivdual competition pages have been updated to include the 2009 winners.
The new competition category for Cavalry units was announced with the establishment of the Brigadier Memorial Trophy.
A button was placed on the homepage to link to the Dominion Institute's important new project, Stories of The Second World War. WWII Veterans and families are strongly urged to contact the Institute to share their memories so that they may be preserved for the future.
A story about the Toronto Police Mounted Unit is available on our Parade Stories Page with a link to an article from Horse Talk Magazine.
September 8, 2009
Photos of the 2009 Parade are available for viewing.
August 27, 2009
The 2009 Parade Competition results were released.
June 23, 2009
A Parade Order Revision was issued. All participating contingents are asked to review as important changes have taken place affecting the 2009 Parade.
Our Veterans Resource Page is now available with complete information on complimentary CNE Tickets, Parking Information and Free Transit.
Canadian Forces have announced their 2009 Musical Salute to be held at the BMO stadium on Fri. Aug 21 and Warriors' Day, Sat. Aug 22.
June 6, 2009
News section of our home page and Parade Information page updated to announce our 2009 Distinguished Guest of Honour and Reviewing Officer, Rear-Admiral Nigel S. Greenwood, OMM, CD Assistant Chief of The Maritime Staff.
April 10, 2009
Our 2009 Parade Information Package for participating contingents was posted on the Parade Info page.
The application for complimentary CNE tickets on Warriors' Day for Veterans, their families and members of Canada's military is now available.
March 13, 2009
Our 2009 poster was posted to the Home Page and is available as a pdf download. The poster is also available on our Parade Info page, detailed information regarding the 2009 parade will be posted to this page in the near future.
A page has been created in our history section for 2008.
February 1, 2009
A new page, Parade Stories has been created in order to publish ongoing stories, both modern day and decades past relating to contingents and indviduals who have been involved with the parade. We are proud to present the first story on this page, The Marching Unit of Chapter 20, Vietnam Veterans of America, Rochester, New York.
November 14, 2008
2008 awards banquet photos posted.
Website index page is now available.
August 26, 2008
2008 parade photos have been posted on the website.
August 24, 2008
The results of the 2008 contingent competitions have be posted as a pdf document and each trophy page has been updated.
August 13, 2008
Our news release was distributed to the media.
August 2, 2008
Information posted on the Home Page about the Canadian Forces Musical Salute taking place at BMO Field on August 16 2008 7:00pm
July 28, 2008
Map of the new Parade route available as a pdf.
Parade information flyer available as a pdf.
July 18, 2008
Added Veterans Information Page for free parking and transit offers.
July 6, 2008
We sadly learned of the passing of Colonel Peter Hunter, CD Honorary Parade Marshal on July 2, 2008 and Jack Currie, long-time volunteer with The Warriors' Day Parade on February 13, 2008. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated.
May 1, 2008
The 2008 Poster and Parade Information Package was posted on the website. We are honoured to announce our 2008 Distinguished Guest of Honour and Reviewing Officer, Lieutenant-General A.B. Leslie, CMM, MSC, MSM, CD Chief of The Land Staff March 18, 2008
Announcement of Col Peter W. Hunter CD as Honourary Parade Marshal and Mr. Knox M. Henry as Honourary Chairman. December 19, 2007
Sadly we learned of the passing of Lt. Joe Cardwell on December 14, 2007 and Blain Pridham on December 3, 2007. Our deepest sympathies to family and friends. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated. November 10 , 2007
It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing on November 6, 2007 of WO Tom W. Reynolds, EM, CD, Life Member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council. Our In Memoriam Page has been updated. Our deepest sympathies to Tom's family and friends. October 23, 2007
More than 350 photos now available of the 2007 Parade and Awards Banquet as well as a volunteers photo album. See our Photo Album Page.
Our Thank You page has been updated.
Our Comments Page has been updated. August 30, 2007
Competition results posted and individual Competition and Trophy pages updated with winner's names.
Comments page updated to include a number of comments recently received. August 29, 2007
Comments page updated to include a number of comments recently received. August 20, 2007
National Defence Canada News Release of August 16, 2007 added.
New Photo Album page added. 2007 Photo Album #1 added with 120 photos of the 2007 parade. August 12, 2007
Information page was created for visitors and tourists listing links to several convenient hotels and a link for the Toronto Tourism website. Button placed on the Home Page and 2007 Parade Info Page.
News Release issued August 10, 2007. July 24 , 2007
Information regarding the City of Brampton Transit and Waterloo Grand River Transit Veterans year-round lifetime free transit programs added to the Veteran's Information Page.
The 2007 Parade Newsletter is now available in pdf form, links posted on the Home Page and Parade Info Page. July 8 , 2007
Veteran's Information Page added, details on complimentary CNE admission, parking and transit offers.
Added a new Canadian Military History section to the Links Page Also added a link to Canadian Forces - The Fallen May 7, 2007
In Memoriam page updated. F/O Norman E. Dale, Life Member of the Warriors' Day Parade Council passed away on May 4th, 2007. April 29, 2007
2007 Parade Information package and poster added to Home Page and Parade Info section.
Archived News page added April 2, 2007
Information on Vimy Remembrance Service to be held April 9 2007, at the Veterans' Memorial, Toronto added to the Home Page. March 30, 2007
In Memoriam Page updated to include Major George David Suzuki, CD who passed away on March 28, 2007. March 23, 2007
Announcement on our Home Page of LGen W.J.Natynczyk, CMM, MSC, CD, Vice Chief of The Defence Staff as 2007 Guest of Honour and Reviewing Officer. February 22, 2007
Links page updated to include new section 'Support Canada's Troops'
Photo and link for The Sapper Mike McTeague Wounded Warriors Fund added to the February 1, 2007
In Memoriam page updated to include Frank Jamieson 1966 and Patricia Thornton-Colenutt 2002.
Home Page updated to include a montage of Veterans photos from the 2006 parade and information on The Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 90th Anniversary of which is being marked by the Parade in 2007. November 21, 2006
Update posted on the Home Page regarding the motion passed by The House of Commons for a state funeral for Canada's final World War I veteran. November 9 , 2006
Information regarding the campaign for a State Funeral for Canada's last World War I Veteran when he passes away and a link to The Dominion Institute's online petition was posted on the Home Page.
News was posted on the Home Page that the 2007 Warriors' Day Parade will be dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of The Battle of Vimy Ridge. October 28, 2006
The In Memoriam Page was updated to include F/Sgt Harry T. Hinton, DFM, OStJ, CD, who passed away on October 25, 2006.
An index by surname was added to the In Memoriam Page. October 22, 2006
The Links Page has been launched.
Photo of The Warriors' Day Parade Council has been posted on the About Us Page. October 11, 2006
The In Memoriam page was updated to include Captain Ernie Stein, MID, ED, who passed away on October 10th, 2006. September 22, 2006
The News section of our Home Page was updated to include information regarding the release of a short video and article about this year's parade by Army News. September 18, 2006
Thank You Page updated to include The Canadian International Air Show and QLD Communications. September 4 , 2006
Home Page updated to include 2006 Parade photos and post Parade info, new Support Our Troops button linked to Canadian Forces website.
19 new pages of information and photos were added documenting the history of our competitions and trophies. A button to access this section was placed on the Home Page and the History Page.
New comments received have been added to the Comments Page. August 27 , 2006
Recent comments received were posted on the Comments Page.
Our Thank You Page was updated to include the GTA Amateur Radio Emergency Service Volunteers.
The In Memoriam page was updated to include Captain Albert Aaron Davidson, CD 1920-2003.
The results of the 2006 Parade Competitions were announced with links on the Home Page to the listing. August 21 , 2006
Comments posted on Home Page regarding upcoming reports on the 2006 parade.
New comments posted to our Comments Page. August 16, 2006
Added a button on our home page to send or view comments, and a new email link on the Comments Page. August 15, 2006
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) announced their free ride program for Canadian Veterans and Peacekeepers on parade day. The news release was posted and linked on our home page. August 14, 2006
In Memoriam Page updated to include Major The Reverend Canon Ken Maxted, died March 18, 2006 and photo of Drum Major William MacDougall MacKay.
Press release issued to major media outlets in Canada and the U.S.A. August 10, 2006
Added a button on the Home Page linking to an information package about The Veterans' Memorial Unveiling and Parade to be held September 17, 2006 at Queen's Park, Toronto.
In Memoriam Page updated to include Reverend Stewart East, died 1995.July 25, 2006
Additional information about deceased members has been found. The In Memoriam page was updated to include notices for 1957 Thomas Henry Addy, 1972 Captain Jack Keith Reid, 1980 Captain Albert J. Smith and 1991 Walter Howard Johns.July 24, 2006
A .pdf document of the results of the 2005 Parade Competition is now available by clicking on the button designated on the Home Page. July 23, 2006
The history of our crest was added to the About Us page
A new Parade History page was added
A new page added about the 1921 Parade, the first Warriors' Day Parade, link added on the Home PageJuly 18,
Congratulatory messages and logos added to the Home
Page for The Canadian War Brides of WWII and The Wren Association
of Toronto who both mark their 60th anniversaries in 2006.
Information about deceased members of The Warriors' Day
Parade Council was added to our In page. 1997 John William Finnimore, 1996 William MacDougall
MacKay, 1983 William F. Tilley, 1982 Ernest Henson, 1969 John M. Gibson.July
The Order of
March in the Parade Order and the 2006
Parade Info Package was corrected
About Us page updated
You page updated to include list of Amateur Radio Clubs June 21, 2006
In Memoriam page updated
York Region Transit/Viva information added to Home Page, Thank You page and new York Region Transit/Viva page June 11, 2006
In Memoriam page added
Thank You page updatedMay 22, 2006
New page added, Major-General
(ret'd) Richard Rohmer, Guest of Honour and Reviewing Officer
About Us page updated