Calendar of Events 2017

Canadian Forces Army Ball Performance

We're famous! …but only if you were at the 2013 Army Ball or have an Internet connection and know how to get to The YouTube.
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F&D Muster 2008: A favourite event at a favourite site

The weekend of August 16th and 17th saw LFD return for its third Fife & Drum Muster at Fort George. Also in attendance: two new members, one bugler and zero ghosts.
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Loyalist Days Return to Prescott

After a decade-and-a-half hiatus, the King's Royal Yorkers and other Crown Forces units (including the Loyalist Fifes & Drums) returned to the historic city on the St. Lawrence.
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Fort George Regulars Return

July 19th and 20th, LFD appeared at Niagara-on-the-Lake's Fort George once again. This time however, with some new blood! It was a solid weekend at a favourite site with friends both new and old.
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Leading the Parade, Canada Day 2008

July 1st, The Loyalist Fifes and Drums joined the celebrations on our nation's birthday. Marching in the popular Bath Canada Day Parade once again, The Drums led the way with the same tunes that led the Loyalists over two centuries ago.
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News - Perth Graveside Dedication


Loyalist Fifes and Drums and the Canadian Fencibles in Perth, Ontario
Last weekend (May 22-24) after shaking out the cobwebs, following the winter off-season, the Loyalist Fifes and Drums visited Perth’s Old Burying Ground. The weekend-long event was organized as a rededication ceremony for some tombstones that were vandalized last year. This was the Drums kick-off event for the 2009 season, and it was a memorable one. After some unpacking Friday evening the Corps headed into the beautiful downtown area of Perth, where they came upon O’Reilly’s. The Irish-style pub was enjoyed by all, with great food and music.

Saturday’s events included a fantastic breakfast provided for us by the legion, and an afternoon battle on the waterfront, complete with bateaux’s, and artillery. This made for a big bang here and there. The weather held out with no rain, but chilly at some points in the day. With some O.T.P. (Own Time Practice) and the Drums famous ‘lets-all-pass-out-on-the-ground-and-wake-up-with-a-crowd-of-people-around-us’ time, the event was a terrific way to start off the Drums’ season. Dinner was again provided by the legion and this also gave the Corps an opportunity to take a look in the Legion’s newly opened museum that was full of treasures donated by the Perth community.

On Saturday evening the brigade took part in an evening battle, again on the waterfront. Before the evening’s activities began, everyone enjoyed all of the show tunes performed by the Perth’s Citizens Band. A little buggy, (we’re still finding bug bites), but enjoyed by all, the battle ended and the Drums hitched a ride back to camp 18th-Century style, via the bateaux’s.

Sunday morning the Corps made a classic Timmy’s (or how the Sjt. Major would put it, ‘Widow Horton’s’) run. We ordered seven bagels, six coffees and one white milk, all through drive-through, bless their souls. For the remainder of the morning we rehearsed the afternoon’s ceremony -some were more alert than others. Following our lunch break, the ceremony began. With more performances by Perth’s Citizens Band, this time joined by their choir, several speakers and hymns made the ceremony a success. There was a performance by our fifes, with some well-enjoyed piping.

The Drums would like to thank all the people who made this event possible; your efforts in making this event great were well received by all. To the missing members of our Corps, we are all looking forward to seeing you at upcoming events this season. It’s shaping up to be a great summer.

Christine.