2018 Warriors' Day Parade


1. WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2018. Markers will form up at 10:00 hours. The Parade moves off at 10:30 hours sharp.

Please Note - Parking is very limited - Arrive early at the CNE. Veterans having an Ontario Veteran's license plate will be afforded free parking underground at the Enercare Centre, off Strachan Avenue.

2. ASSEMBLY AREA: Gore Park, south of Fort York Armoury, between Fleet Street and Lakeshore Boulevard, east of the Princes' Gates at the C.N.E., and west of Fort York Blvd.

NOTE Buses will NOT be allowed in Gore Park for safety reasons. Buses are to unload on Fort York Blvd. Fort York Blvd. is just to the east of Gore Park. Buses are to unload and then move directly to the bus parking area within the CNE grounds entering via Ontario Drive.

The Parade will move off from Gore Park, west on Lakeshore Blvd., through the Princes' Gates, along Princes' Blvd. in front of The Enercare Centre. The Parade will continue west along Princes' Blvd.
and disperse in the parking lot west of the Stanley Barracks.

4. SALUTING DAIS: The reviewing stand will be located on the North side of Princes' Blvd., opposite the Beanfield Centre.


The dispersal for marchers (only) will be in the parking lot west of Stanley Barracks.

Vehicles will proceed west and exit via Nunavut Drive onto Lakeshore Blvd.

Buses will move along Lakeshore after contingents have dismounted in Gore Park (Ft. York Blvd) and RV with their groups in the Ontario Drive parking lot.

Sunnybrook Vets, etc. will be seated on the north side of Princes Blvd. in shade and in tentage, with bleachers set up on the south side in front of the Allstream Centre for members of the general public.

6. REGISTRATION:Participation in the Warriors' Day Parade is open to military, para-military marching contingents, military and para-military bands, veterans' contingents and military-themed living history/re-enactor contingents. Each participating contingent must be registered at the Registration Tables, located at the west end of Gore Park. Please register as early as possible. We encourage contingents to register in advance using the printable Registration Form or by using the On-line Registration Form which may be submitted by email. Please review the information printed on the form carefully.

Contingents who choose to register in advance, are still required to check in at the Registration Tables on the morning of the Parade to complete the registration process and obtain a registration number.

Please Note: Parking is very limited, arrive early at the CNE.

Registration commences at 08:00 hours and closes promptly at 10:00 hours.

Only ONE person per contingent should register. The person registering should be familiar with the full name of the contingent and the representative's name, address and telephone number.

Upon reporting to the registration table, the individual representing the contingent will be issued a standard showing the registration number assigned to that particular contingent. This registration number serves two purposes. The first is to identify the contingent's name to the announcer during the march past and the second, for judging purposes. Please ensure this registration number is visible and carried for the full length of the Parade Route. As the judges are all positioned on the south side of Princes' Blvd., markers are to be carried by the left marker. Please return the marker at the end of the parade.

As the Warriors' Day Parade Council cannot predict the number of Cadets and Scouts available for the Parade, you may be required to provide your own registration number bearer to carry your registration number. The registration number must be carried in the front rank and on the left hand side of your unit and be visible at all times for the judges and the announcer. Wherever possible, cadets or scouts will be assigned to Bands and Colour parties. (See Para 10, Judging.)

Please Note: Contingents having few marchers may, if they wish, march together with another group. However, in these cases, only the combined contingent will register and that combined contingent only will be eligible to receive any awards won. Upon amalgamation, the unused registration number(s) must be returned to the registration table. In addition, the combined contingent must decide which name is to be used for judging purposes, for the announcer and the awarding of trophies.

Those individuals unable to march the entire Parade route are invited to 'fall in' with their contingents for the march past. This 'joining up point' will be just inside the Princes' Gate.

Registration Tables: Contingents must register at one of the five tables as listed below

TABLE A: Canadian Bands - Brass, Pipes & Drums, Trumpet, Bugle, Fife, Flute, Accordion, etc.

TABLE B: Canadian Colour Party/Guard

TABLE C: Allied and Visiting (Must have a foreign address)

TABLE D: Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian Veterans' Associations

TABLE E: Serving Forces, Regular and Reserve, Re-enactor/Living History Contingents, Canadian Ex-Service Women's Organizations, Police, Fire and Emergency Services


Honour Section - Korea, Peacekeeping, United Nations Forces, Others to be posted on our website.

Section No. 1 - Current Serving members of the Canadian Forces including 31, 32 and 33 Brigades, CF Training schools, etc.

Section No. 2 - Associations, Public Service Veterans, Police War Veterans, Police Departments, Fire Fighters War Veterans Associations, Fire Departments and Emergency Services, Unattached Veterans - 1935-1945.

Section No. 3 - Royal Canadian Legion District "D" plus any other Royal Canadian Legion Districts/Branches

Section No. 4 - Dieppe Veterans, Regimental and Corps Associations, Hong Kong Veterans, Dunkirk Veterans, Burma Star Association, Royal Navy Association, Royal Marine Association, Merchant Navy Association, Canadian and British Airborne Forces Associations, Guards Division Association, Royal Canadian Naval Association

Section No. 5 - Allied and Visiting, Re-enactor/Living History Contingents

8. PARADE MARSHAL: The Chief Parade Marshal and Deputy Parade Marshals are responsible for the placement of each contingent in the Parade formation. Signs will mark the sections only.

9. BANDS: Unattached bands will be assigned a position in the Parade by the Parade Marshal.

10. JUDGING: Judging is based on the following:

a) Marching, Colour Guard, Band and Cavalry Contingents:
  i) General effect and public reaction
  ii) Uniformity and correctness of dress
  iii) Drill, marching deportment and discipline
  iv) Salute given at Princes' Gates
b) Drum Majors (Military and Non-Military)
  i) Marching of Drum Major
  ii) Is the mace being used properly
  iii) General effect and public reaction
  iv) Overall dress
  v) Salute given at Princes' Gates

Under the direction of the Chief Judge the Judge's decisions are final.

NOTE: Scores are recorded to the Registration Number carried by the appointed person to or from the contingent. For participating contingents to be judged properly, each unit MUST be properly registered and carrying an assigned registration number.

Music performance will not be judged.

11. WINNERS: Winners are advised as soon as possible following the Parade. A maximum of two representatives per contingent will be invited to the Awards Dinner for presentation of the award. Competition results will be posted on our website at www.thewarriorsdayparade.ca

12. AWARDS: The Warriors' Day Parade Council shall determine the number of awards given in each competition (see page 4).

13. AWARDS DINNER - (13 October 2018): Due to space limitations, attendance is by "invitation only" to those contingents being awarded a trophy. Should a unit win multiple competitions the Council will determine the number of tickets to be issued.

14. PARTICIPATION AWARDS: Entries for the Participation Awards may be obtained at the "Information Officer" table adjacent to the Registration tables. Only those serving or ex-serving personnel marching in the Parade are eligible.

Due to limited space at the dispersal areas, entries should be completed while in Gore Park and are to be deposited in the drum located at the registration/Information table. A selected number of entries will be drawn. The winners will be notified after the Parade and will receive a cash award by mail.

15. ORDER OF DRESS: At the discretion of participating contingent.

16. MILITARY MEDALS AND DECORATIONS: Military medals and decorations to be worn.

17. ARMS: Arms may be carried. The firing of any weapon, rifle, etc., is prohibited by law and is not permitted. Any infringement will immediately disqualify the contingent from any awards.

18. COLOURS: National colours are not to be 'dipped' at any time. Flag Etiquette is as follows:

(a) In a parade, procession or mounted ride, the Canadian flag should be displayed in the position of honour at the marching right or centre front.

(b) When two or more than three flags are flown together, the Canadian flag should be on the left as seen by the spectators located in front of the flags.

(c) When a number of countries are represented, the Canadian flag may be flown at each end of the line of flags.

(d) When three flags are flown together, the Canadian flag should be in the centre position, with the other flags in alphabetical order, as seen by the spectators viewing the flags.

19. POSTER: Please post the poster on your notice boards, so your members will have advance information.


Address any inquiries to:
MWO Mark Stephens, CD, President  
c/o 496 Mortimer Avenue  
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4J 2G7 Email: wdparade@rogers.com


Reply to these instructions quickly and signify your intent to participate to the Registration Officer, Mr. Glenn Mills
Email: gmills@rgmsoftware.com
  When registering, please provide any relevant information about the Contingent that can be used by the Parade Announcer.
  Arrive early at Gore Park on Saturday, August 18, 2018 to register.
  Follow Parade Marshal's instructions.
  Always display your assigned "Registration number" so the judges can identify you.
  The Parade Marshal has final authority on who will/will not participate.

Register on-line and submit by email or print, complete and return the registration form

DONT'S DO NOT discard "Registration numbers" at the end of the Parade. A Parade official will pick them up from you.
  National flags, standards, guidons and colours are NOT to be dipped during the Parade.
  Firearms carried on Parade are NOT to be discharged.
  No knives are to be displayed.
  Banners and flags may not contain 1) commercial advertising or promotional information or 2) messages which are political in nature or offensive.
  Amplified music must be at a resonable level as determined by the Parade Marshal or police officers.
  Any parade entry participating in activities, which in the opinion of the Parade Marshals could endanger public safety, will be ejected from the parade and reported to the Police. Such activities include, but are not limited to unsafe vehicle speed or operation such as spinning of tires.
  All trailers drawn by a motorized vehicle must use a proper hitching device. For example: pin hitch must have a safety pin hitch and safety chains are required on all trailers.
  For safety purposes family members will not be permitted to march in the parade with veterans.
  Contingents will be disqualified when individuals not in unit dress fall in behind the Contingent prior to the Saluting Dais.





The Canon Scott Trophy
Marching Formation of 15 or less members – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

The Goodyear Remembrance Trophy
Marching Formation of 16 or more members – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

The Elwood Hughes Trophy
Bands, Brass, Trumpet and Bugle – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

The Hon. L.M. Alexander Pipe Band Award
Pipes and Drums of 20 or less members – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

The Metropolitan Toronto Police Veterans Memorial Trophy
Pipes and Drums of 21 or more members – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

The John Labatt Trophy
Colour Guard/Party of 3 or more members – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

The Lt (N/S) Kay Christie ARRC Memorial Trophy
Ex-Service Women's Organization – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Lord Mayor’s (London, England) Cup Competition
Largest Marching Contingent on Parade

The Frank Jamieson Memorial Trophy - Parade Champions
The contingent obtaining the highest score



The LCol. The Hon. J. Keller MacKay Memorial Trophy – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place


The Brigadier Memorial Trophy
Awarded to the best Cavalry Contingent on Parade – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place


Re-enactors Shield
– 1st, 2nd & 3rd place




The Molson Trophy
Bands: Flute, Fife and Drum, Accordion, etc. – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place


Drum Major William MacDougall MacKay, CD Memorial Trophy


The Samko Trophy

Allied or Visiting Contingent obtaining the highest score – 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Platoon / Marching Formations Plaque
– 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Bands Plaque – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Colour Party / Colour Guard Plaque
– 1st, 2nd & 3rd place