Canadian Armed Forces Departure Parade for the 2019 Nijmegen Marches

Media advisory

July 5, 2019 — Ottawa — National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to attend the departure parade of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members participating in the 2019 Nijmegen International Four Days Marches on July 9, 2019, at the Canadian War Museum. Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Commander of the Canadian Army, will be the reviewing officer.

What:  CAF Departure Parade for the 2019 Nijmegen Marches

When: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Canadian War Museum

1 Vimy Place

Ottawa, Ontario

Additional information:

A contingent of 14 Canadian Armed Forces teams, comprised of 11 to 12 members each, plus other participants, will march through the towns and countryside around the city of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands, from July 16-19, 2019. The Canadian contingent will also participate in other commemorative ceremonies to pay homage to Canada’s fallen members buried in Europe.

This is the 103rd edition of the marches and the 67th year of CAF participation. The Nijmegen Marches are an international four-day event that draws nearly 50,000 military and civilian participants from 84 countries to challenge their physical and mental endurance.The Marches are now the world’s largest walking event.

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Notes to editor / news director:

Interested media are asked to confirm attendance no later than July 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. by contacting Captain Kathleen Soucy at or 613-408-8692.

Media are required to arrive no later than 10:40 a.m. and to present themselves at the media check-in table.

Imagery will be available in the Canadian Forces Combat Camera Image Gallery, under the Nijmegen gallery. Video will be available on the Canadian Forces Combat Camera Vimeo site.

Lieutenant-Colonel Éric Quirion, Joint Task Force Nijmegen 2019 Commander, and other members participating in the 2019 Nijmegen Marches, will be available for interviews following the ceremony.

Related Links

Canadian Armed Forces Participation in the 2019 Nijmegen Marches (Backgrounder)

International Four Days Marches Nijmegen (Netherlands site)

Canadian Armed Forces Facebook

Canadian Armed Forces Twitter 


Capt Kathleen Soucy
Public Affairs Officer
Phone: 613-408-8692

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353

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