On May 23rd, The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon; Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Janet Austin, the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Anita Anand; and the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre, spoke at an event in Victoria, British Columbia, to celebrate the Canadian Rangers’ 75 years of service.
The Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces are calling 2022 ‘The Year of the Canadian Rangers’ to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Rangers. Various events at the local, regional, and national levels are being held to mark the occasion.
Canadian Rangers will also be participating in this year’s National Sentry Program, which brings military personnel to Ottawa to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial.
“For 75 years, the Canadian Rangers, a unique, versatile and expansive element of our armed forces, have provided invaluable services to their communities and to Canada. Today, and every day, we salute their important work as we recognize 2022 as the Year of the Canadian Rangers. During crises like natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, Rangers have been there to support remote, isolated, and coastal communities. I welcome this opportunity to raise awareness of those contributions and thank the Canadian Rangers for everything they do.”
– The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence