REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADES: Annually, on the Sunday closest to Remembrance Day, the Regiment participates in ceremonies of remembrance in the towns of Pointe-Claire and Westmount, the Regiment having been granted Freedom of the City in both municipalities. A few days prior to these services, the Regiment provides a flag party, sentinels, and a quarter guard to the Town of Hampstead (who granted the RMR Freedom of the City in 2008) for their traditional Remembrance service that is geared for the school children of the area.
Normally, in the morning, the Regiment, along with Veterans, Cadets, a band, other military units, as well as citizens’ and para-military groups, marches through the streets of Pointe-Claire to the cenotaph at Pointe-Claire City Hall. There the Regiment participates in a religious service, followed by the laying of wreaths and a march past. The Regiment provides a firing party and sentinels for this service. The CO RMR is Parade Marshal for this parade.
In the afternoon, the Regiment, along with Veterans, Cadets, other military units of the Westmount Garrison, as well as citizens’ and para-military groups, marches through the streets of Westmount to the cenotaph beside Westmount City Hall. There the Regiment participates in a religious service, followed by the laying of wreaths and a march past. The Regiment provides a firing party and sentinels for this service. The CO RMR is Parade Marshal for this parade.
Upon return to the armoury, the youngest member of the Regiment reads, aloud, one page from the Book of Remembrance. Following this memorial, the CO RMR proceeds with promotions and the presentation of awards.
THE CHRISTMAS DINNER & HONORARY COLONEL’S PARADE: At Christmas the officers and senior NCOs of the Regiment pay tribute to the privates and corporals of the Regiment and thank them for the privilege of leading. The soldiers sit in comfort while the officers and senior NCOs serve. The day is considered a family occasion. It is highlighted by the Honorary Colonel’s parade, award presentations, promotions, and, during dinner, carol singing as well as spontaneous presentations. This event normally includes a visit to the Sainte-Anne’s Veterans’ Hospital, in order to maintain a connection with former members residing in that facility.
MASTER CORPORALS’ EVENING: It is customary for the RSM, on behalf of the Senior NCOs, to invite all Master Corporals of the Regiment to the Senior NCOs’ Mess during the Spring. At this social evening, all Master Corporals are formerly introduced to the Warrant Officers, Sergeants, and ex-Regimental Sergeant Major’s of the unit.
CHURCH PARADE: The Regiment, along with the RMR Association (Br. 14) of The Royal Canadian Legion, and the Regiment’s affiliated Cadet Corps march through the streets of Westmount to the Regimental Church, St. Mathias. There the Regiment participates in a religous service and annual re-consecration of the Colours.
Upon return to the Armoury, the CO proceeds with a re-dedication of the Armoury, the annual $1.00 lease payment to the City of Westmount for the land upon which the Armoury sits, promotions, and presentations of awards to deserving soldiers. The Church Parade typically caps off the end of the year’s collective training period, with soldiers dispersing for the summer’s individual training courses.