2017 Cheering Stations

We hope you had a FANTASTIC time at Canada Army Run and that you were inspired and motivated by the enthusiastic cheering stations along the route!

Each of these stations is competing for some great prize money to benefit local not-for-profit organizations.

Cheering Station #1 - 742 National Capital Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force Cadets
Wellington St., between O’Connor St. and Bank St.

742 National Capital Air Cadet Squadron Band Programs encompass about 75 young musicians between 12 & 18 years old. They will be there for you at the 1st Cheering Station to give you an initial boost with their Brass & Reed music and their Highland Pipes & Drums songs. As you get closer, pick up the pace to match the beat of the drums, and let us fill you with the energy required to set you for the stars!

Cheering Station #2 - 632 Phoenix Royal Canadian Air Cadet (RCAC) Squadron
Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, at Canadian War Museum

632 Phoenix Air Cadet Squadron is very proud to have been selected to cheer on the thousands of participants in this year’s Canada Army Run. 632 Phoenix Squadron is proudly based out of Orleans, Ontario. Since it was founded on January 1st, 1991, the squadron has become one of the largest youth organizations in the east end of Ottawa. With over 160 youth members aged 12 to 18, our Squadron proudly wears its red and black colors. We look forward to being there with our band playing, banners waving and about 70 cadets, staff and parents dancing and cheering.

Cheering Station #3 - Felfrost Ottawa
Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, just east of Slidell St.

Greetings brave runners! We are from the Duchy of Felfrost, the Ottawa-based chapter of a nationwide boffer combat sport called Amtgard. We dress in period outfits and engage in medieval-inspired combat using a range of period weapons. We will be bringing out our bravest warriors to encourage/cheer you on with bright flags and warrior chants!

Cheering Station #4 - The Pop Shop All-Stars
Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, at Remic Rapids

The Pop Shop All-Stars are made up of performers ages 4-18. The All-Stars share their time and talents with senior homes, charity events and non-profit organizations all over Ottawa! Past performances have benefited CHEO Youth Mental Health, the Make-A-Wish foundation, and more! Once a year, the All-Stars raise funds to train and perform with the industry’s finest, and all monies raised help defray the cost of participation for our students. We are so happy and proud to be back this season! Good luck to all of the racers!

Cheering Station #5 - Army Cadet Corps 2644 Régiment de Hull
Corner of Montcalm and Wellington (Gatineau)

The Army Cadet Corps 2644 – Régiment de Hull – is part of the Canadian Cadet Organization, one of the largest youth programs in the country. The program is dedicated to Canadian youth aged between 12 and 18. We regroup over 120 cadets mainly from the Gatineau, Hull and Aylmer sectors. We value citizenship development, physical fitness and leadership…therefore the Army Run is one of our favorite activities.

Cadets and adult cadre partake in the Army Run in more than one way. We run (5 and 21 kms), we volunteer for the many tasks along the circuit, and we cheer you on with our dynamic and animated station! We are also involved in similar roles with the annual Canadian Ski Marathon. Once again, this year’s Army Run participants will get a free boost of adrenalin from our cadets. We will have special soundtracks, dances, rally shouts, cheerleading acts… and more! You will feel it!

Cheering Station #6 - Cadet Corp #4, Lachute, Quebec
Place du Portage and Leduc (Gatineau)

We are a small Army Cadet Corps from Lachute, Quebec. We have big hearts and we love to cheer for people and encourage them. As our Corps has a highland history, we will be bringing out our inner Scottish warrior to motivate you on your run with our bagpipes and our kilts.

Cheering Station #7 - Army Cadet Corps 1573
Laurier and Victoria Streets (Gatineau)

Cadet Corps 1573 Bassin de-la-Lièvre is part of the Cadet Movement, aimed at encouraging young people aged 12 to 18 to become active, responsible citizens within their communities, fostering civic-mindedness and leadership among them, promoting physical fitness, and stimulating their interest in the activities of the Canadian Forces.

The cadet corps are civilian organizations sponsored by both the Army Cadet League and the Department of National Defence and funded by the Department. We are excited to be part of this great activity.

As you will see on the day of the activity, our cadets will be dressed in combat gear, with musicians performing music occasionally and young people assigned to positions to encourage others during the most intense moments. There will also be a boom box and a high level of enthusiasm. We can’t wait to rally everyone.

Cheering Station #8 - Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
St. Patrick Street, close to Alexandra Bridge

The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) reaches out to 4,500 children and youth each year through after-school, weekend and summer programs that build self-esteem and help to develop stronger social skills.

Our Cheer station is comprised of BGCO Members, volunteers and staff who will bring Passion and Energy to this mission.  Our goal is to inject Dance, Music and Art into the event and our station will be sure to not only cheer runners on, but lead them to the finish!

Cheering Station #9 - Dovercourt Recreation Association
Sussex Drive, opposite 111 Sussex

What Is Dovercourt? Dovercourt Recreation Association (DRA) is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community through recreation programs. Our motto is “A Community Working For the Community, Une communauté qui travaille pour la communauté”. Staff, volunteers, clients, local community groups and businesses working together…that’s Dovercourt.

There’s a place for everybody, every ability, and every interest at Dovercourt.  Visit us here!

What’s in Store at Cheering Station #9? What isn’t?!

Brace Yourselves: The Dovercourt Rum Runners are coming.  Expect a pirate-themed station, a visit from Dovercat, and so much more.  WE GO UP TO VOLUME ELEVEN.


Cheering Station #10 - Boots 4 Pups and Citadel Canine Society
Corner of Sussex and Stanley Avenue

Expect ENTHUSIASTIC CHEERS. MUSIC. FACE PAINTING and BRACELETS! Boots 4 Pups raises awareness and funds throughout Ontario and Quebec to support the Citadel Canine Society (CCS), a national organization whose mission is to train and deliver service dogs to new veterans and first responders suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or an Operational Stress Injury (OSI).  YOU can support us! Register on www.boots4pups.com to join us on September 30, 2017 for our 2nd Annual Cpl Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup at the Rideau Canoe & Kayak Club.

Cheering Station #11 - Breast Cancer Action - Busting Out Dragon Boat Program
Princess Street, west of Lisgar

In 1998, Breast Cancer Action (BCA), a support and resource centre for breast cancer survivors, established Busting Out, a dragon boat program.  It was recently recognized by the City of Ottawa as Ottawa’s dragon boat program of breast cancer survivors.

Our mission is to assist survivors to regain a sense of health, wellness and self-confidence. Through the spirit of dragon boating, we demonstrate that there is quality of life after the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Our Objectives are:

  • To demonstrate that a full and active life is possible beyond the diagnosis of breast cancer;
  •  To raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection;
  • To help members rebuild their lives in a positive way by providing an opportunity to be part of an athletic team with a common goal;
  • To provide opportunities for members to experience joy, laughter and support.


Cheering Station #12 - Almonte and District High School Drama Club
Corner of Lisgar and Dufferin

Every year, the Almonte and District High School Drama Club produces a full-length play and is also lucky enough to be part of the CAPPIES program. (Look for our reviews in the Ottawa Citizen!) The students of the ADHS Drama Club are excited to have this opportunity to share their energy with the runners in this year’s Army Run. They’ll be there cheering you on dressed as some of your favourite movie characters and moving to some inspirational tunes!

Cheering Station #13 - Psychology Students' Association
Colonel By Drive between Laurier and Mackenzie King Bridges

The Psychology Students’ Association is excited to be one of the official cheering stations at the 2017 Canada Army Run! We represent the undergraduate psychology students at the University of Ottawa. While we may be decked out head-to-toe in Gee-Gee pride, today we will be cheering for you! Look for the grey and garnet. We’ll provide you with the music and encouragement to give you a burst of energy during the race. See you on September 17th!

Cheering Station #14 - Defence Construction Canada
Colonel By Drive, near Ottawa U, south of Corktown Pedestrian Bridge

DCC is a Crown corporation that provides infrastructure and environmental services, as well as lifecycle support, for Canada’s defence requirements.

Runners can expect music and fun words of encouragement from our team of cheerers, who will be decked out in construction gear and hard hats. If we win, we will donate our prize to Soldier On and the Support Our Troops fund!

As part of the extended defence team, we are proud to support this important event.

Cheering Station #15 - Immaculata High School Track & Field Team
Colonel By at Main Street

“A Run Through Time” will feature Immaculata students (& alumni) in a variety of uniforms (sports & school) that have been worn throughout the years.

Our cheer station will include pictures and memorabilia since the founding of Immaculata in 1928. This will be displayed under our Immaculata tent. We will have music – all with “Run” in the title – from the 1960’s to present day. We are competing for the Immaculata Track & Field team.

Cheering Station #16 - The Ottawa Redblacks Cheerleading and Dance Team
Queen Elizabeth Drive at McLeod Street

The Ottawa REDBLACKS Cheerleading & Dance team is made up of two teams comprised of 46 members. The “dance” team is all female, while the “cheer” team has both male and female team members. As a collective, the team entertains fans at all home games, they act as ambassadors for the Ottawa REDBLACKS and they participate in a number of charity, community and corporate events throughout the nation’s capital. Since cheering is what we do, we’re going to treat race day just like game day. We will be dancing, we will be loud, and you may even see some of our team members flying through the air! We hope that our energy will be as infectious to the race participants as it is to RNation.

Not only will we be cheering for each and every race participant, we are also cheering for the Alzheimer’s Society of Ottawa Renfrew. If our cheering station wins, we will be donating the prize money, giving them a reason to cheer as well.


Cheering Station #17 - Smokeydokes
Queen Elizabeth Drive at Frank Street

The Smokeydokes are pleased to be back for Canada Army Run 2017 and look forward to cheering you on in your great accomplishments on race day. You’ll see and hear us playing our upbeat and fun tunes as you approach the end of your race and we’ll give you a little boost.  We are a trio of professionals working in various roles in public service by day… who share a love of music, running and green energy. The Smokeydokes perform outdoors – just slightly above acoustic sound levels – powered  by the sun’s rays; collected by blue silicon and converted into green electricity by “GiGG-A-Watt: For free-range musicians”.