Westmount, Quebec – 12 December 2021: After being forced to break with tradition last year due to Covid restrictions, the serving battalion of the RMR took a break from the serious business of soldiering and enjoyed each others company for the annual Christmas festivities, which includes a turkey shoot, a tug-of-war, a hockey tournament in the Westmount arena, and the traditional Christmas dinner where the leaders serve the troops and the “CO of the Day” is appointed to rule over the dinner.
There were still Covid restrictions in place, however – the RMR Association (Branch 14, Royal Canadian Legion) members were not allowed to attend, and some of the traditional activities had to be curtailed. The ‘main event’ of the Junior Ranks Club beating the combined officers & NCO’s team at hockey kicked the day off at 07h00 in the Westmount arena. The troops did not disappoint, winning the game handily 6 – 2.
This year also saw a promotion, numerous commendations and recognition being given out to deserving members of the Regiment, as well as a cheque presentation to Jim Hughes, CEO of the the Old Brewery Mission, for funds raised by the RMR to help homeless veterans.