Moreuil Wood 2018

 

Message from the Colonel of the Regiment

The Battle of Moreuil Wood - By John Grodzinski

 

The countdown to the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood has begun. The Regimental Society in conjunction with the Regiment has commenced planning this celebration with the intent of having key events take place in two primary locations; Edmonton and France.

Edmonton

The dates established for the Edmonton Commemorative events will be March 19-23, 2018. 

The following events are being scheduled:

  • Parade
  • Colonel of the Regiment Visit
  • Formal Dinner
  • Open-House at the Regiment
  • Unveiling of period dress and performance from the Strathcona Mounted Troop
  • Key artifacts on display at Regt’l Unit Museum
  • Association led activities
  • Sports Day
  • Beer Call/Meet & Greet

The option of attending the events in Edmonton is open to the entire Regimental Family.  The Regiment will publish a schedule of events as details become available.

France

The dates established for the France Commemorative events are currently under review but are centered on 30 March 2018.  (tentatively looking at 26 Mar – 2 Apr 18 TBC).

The following events are being scheduled:

  • Celebration at Moreuil Wood
  • Regimental dedication at Moreuil Wood
  • Freedom of the city of the town of Moreuil
  • Visits of military cemetaries

A small contingent of deserving serving Strathcona soldiers will be in France to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood.

 

The option of attending the events in France are open to the entire Regimental Family.  The Regiment will publish a schedule of events as well as key travel details to allow individuals to book on their own.

Updates

The Regimental Society will be providing regular updates to the Regimental Family through Strathcona Enews.  Those updates will also be available on this page, so do check back regularly. 


The Regimental Society would like to know if you and your family plan on attending the commemorative events taking place in Edmonton and France. We ask that you please fill out the questionnaire found at this link so that we can work with travel agents and hotels to secure an affordable rate for those who plan to attend. We will communicate any travel/hotel options to you at a later date.

If clicking the link above does not work, please copy and paste this URL directly into your web browser.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NVLq7WRkGoggA-AoB3XnQJw4izpBjv87ScrB0N2irsg

 

How Can You Help?

If you are interested in supporting the Regimental Society's Moreuil Wood 2018 initiatives, we would first like to thank you for your consideration. For your convenience the Society has a number of donation options available, and we encourage you to visit our How You Can Help page for more information.  It is recommended that if you use the PayPal one time donation option that you please ensure that you make note that your contribution is to be used for Moreuil Wood 2018 by either making a note in the "Please use funds towards" box (see picture to the left) or by sending an email to ldsh@strathconas.ca after you have completed your donation request. 

Strathcona Enews Moreuil Wood 2018 Updates