Hampstead Family Day 2018
Article written by Corporal Kenton Townsend
Westmount, Quebec – 22 June 2018: On Sunday, 10th of June, the RMR participated in the annual Hampstead Family Day. Our team’s objective was to create positive community awareness of the RMR family and the display the work we do as a combat arms regiment serving the reserves for the Canadian Armed Forces.
We could not ask for a better day, The weather was absolutely perfect. Soldiers from the RMR collected all the necessary equipment and went to Hampstead to set up kiosk display which consisted of a 5 man tent display and a tent section with a display of equipment where the public was able to see items like the breaching kit or a map and compass. We also showed several rations and answered many questions about our survival skills in the field. Many young children and teenagers asked to have their face camouflaged, received a free poster and had their picture taken with members from the unit. We also had set up an obstacle course with six foot pickets draped over with a large cam net.
The RMR has always had very strong community ties with the city of Hampstead. We were awarded freedom of the city in 2008 and since that time we continue to strengthen our partnership through community activities such as the recent Family Day.