|From Saddles to ChainsawsFriday, January 16, 2015|
The day was Tuesday, 9 September 2014 and the Troop’s morale was high. For some it would be the last time that they would ever be at the Spruce Meadows Masters, for others, it would be first of many that they would experience in the Troop.
|Rededication of Strathcona GalleryTuesday, January 13, 2015|
The Strathcona Gallery at The Military Museums has been completely re-designed and renovated over a five-year period. As a result, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Regimental Society held a ceremony to re-dedicate the new gallery.
|Reno My Mariner RoomTuesday, December 2, 2014|
After much deliberation and debates on whether or not the Mariner Room actually had lamps (which it very much does), plans were finally underway to renovate our beloved rest-easy.
|Pugil FightTuesday, December 2, 2014|
The officers of the Regiment faced off against each other armed with pugil sticks to prove not only their technical skills in close quarters fighting, but also warrior spirit, aggressiveness, and determination expected of a Canadian Armour Officer.
|Strathcona Subalterns Run for CharityMonday, December 1, 2014|
The Sonic 1km is a charitable event designed to support Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS), a local charity set up to provide support to at-risk youth.
|Edmonton Oilers – 30th Anniversary of their first Stanley Cup.Tuesday, November 25, 2014|
On 10 October 2014, the 1984 Edmonton Oilers were celebrating the 30th anniversary of their winning the team’s first Stanley Cup. Two of the country’s greats under the same roof: The 1984 Edmonton Oilers and LdSH(RC) Pipes & Drums.
|Monuments of Remembrance and HateMonday, November 10, 2014|
As Remembrance Day approaches, and in light of the recent and horrendous attacks in Canada, I thought it best to reflect and let the members and friends of the Regiment see a different side of my tour.
|A Strathcona at the 2014 NATO SummitThursday, October 9, 2014|
After a nine-hour flight, I finally touched down in London, England. Two trains later and I was at the Defence Academy in Swindon, England.
|Recce Squadron Lending a Helping HandMonday, October 6, 2014|
While deployed on Operation NANOOK 2014 in Iqualuit, NU, the Task Force was approached by volunteers from the Iqaluit Food Bank requesting help to off-load seventeen pallets of food which they had received for their annual restocking.
|Est. 1900Thursday, October 2, 2014|
We started the day like any other, besides it being Saturday. We all trickled in, one by one in silence and by 8:00 we were already at work. We’d done this many times before, now we had home advantage for the 1 CMBG Military Heritage Day ride.
|“To Abbotsford We Will Go”Thursday, October 2, 2014|
This year’s trip to Abbotsford started off quietly on the morning of 30 July 2014. The most we had to worry about that morning were the terrible mosquitoes we battled while loading the horses; the tail wraps were certainly well tested.
|A Night Out at Spruce MeadowsWednesday, October 1, 2014|
On Friday, 26 September 2014, the Strathcona Mounted Troop was honoured to be invited back to Spruce Meadows as guests for the 2014 Service Award Dinner held in Congress Hall.
|Recce Squadron Heads North – Op NANOOK 2014 Wednesday, October 1, 2014|
It was early morning on Sunday, 24 August 2014 when Recce Squadron began to form up in their hangar. Most of the soldiers were looking for a place to stash their morning coffee cups before falling into ranks.
|2014 – A Season to RememberWednesday, October 1, 2014|
The 2014 Ride Season for the Strathcona Mounted Troop proved to be yet another extremely successful season. As per tradition, the Troop took part in every major Spruce Meadows tournament.
|Strathcona Family Day 2014Wednesday, September 24, 2014|
Saturday, 6 September, marked the annual Strathcona Family Day. As always, this event was only made possible as a result of the donations made every year to the Regimental Society. Family Day is the Regiment’s way of showing appreciation to the families.
|A Summer of Parades Tuesday, September 16, 2014|
All I could hear were the thousands of voices cheering and shouting out at once, almost deafening my senses. The Calgary Stampede Parade was upon me and, in that moment, I never felt more proud to be a Canadian soldier in the Strathcona Mounted Troop.
|EXERCISE RED DRAGON 2014Friday, September 5, 2014|
For two weeks in August, 13 Canadian soldiers travelled to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin in order to take part in Exercise RED DRAGON 2014...
|3 Score, 10 years and 13 days later Tuesday, August 5, 2014|
Let’s face it, the world easily forgets. That’s why they always go over the top when it comes to anniversaries such as the recent D-Day 70th Anniversary.
|Spruce Meadows and Calgary Stampede WeekendThursday, July 31, 2014|
Another year where Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) participated in the Calgary Stampede and Spruce Meadows activities was marked 3 – 6 July 2014.