Canadian Gunners prepare for the Canada Army Run

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There are many initiatives taking place across the country this year as part of the 150th Anniversary of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. Under the umbrella of the “UBIQUE 150” commemoration period, some activities involve Physical Training (PT), helping gunner communities across the country prepare physically and mentally for the Canada Army Run. 

Three such events are being broadcast from Guelph Ontario, Halifax Nova Scotia, and Shilo Manitoba. 

Gunner running

Photo: Combat Camera

 

11th Field Artillery Regiment RCA in Guelph is hosting a PT competition for all members and the surrounding area. As of Artillery Day (26 May), gunners, family, and community members have been invited to ruck, hike, or run an accumulated 150 kilometers from now until the RCA’s sesquicentennial on 20 October.

 

Heading East, 1st Field Artillery Regiment RCA has put together a relay race in Halifax which will culminate in the ceremonial firing of artillery at Citadel hill as part of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.

Gunner weight lifting

Photo: 1 RCHA Photographer

 

Heading back further West to the RCA Home Station in Shilo Manitoba, the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery will be hosting a national Olympic-style weightlifting competition. Dubbed as Exercise Heavy Loader 21, the contest will be executed regionally throughout the year, with a national winner’s league championship being broadcast on Saint Barbara’s Day (4 December), marking the close out of the RCA’s 150th commemoration period by determining the pound for pound strongest loader in Canada. 

 

To find out more about these and many other UBIQUE 150 related activities, please visit www.ubique150.org.