The RCMP is assembling a troop of 25-32 police officers to participate in the National Peacekeepers’ Day ceremony which takes place in Ottawa on Sunday, August 13 (time to be confirmed). All members are welcome to participate.

The hour-long national ceremony, which honours the service and sacrifices of Canadian military and police peacekeepers, takes place at the National Peacekeeping Monument at 424 Sussex Drive (downtown) and is open to the public.

National Peacekeepers’ Day is marked every year on August 9, with the national ceremony in Ottawa being held on the Sunday closest to that day. Other ceremonies are held across the country. To find out if ceremonies are being held in your region, please contact your local chapter of Canadian Association of UN Veterans in Peacekeeping.

For those who are interested, please contact Shannon Hilton ( or Nathalie Kadri ( before July 30.

Please note that participation in the ceremony is done on a voluntary basis. None of the costs associated with participating, in or travelling to the event will be covered.


What: National Peacekeepers’ Day ceremony in Ottawa

When: Sunday, August 13, 2017 (time to be confirmed)

Where: National Peacekeeping Monument, 424 Sussex Dr. (across from National Gallery)

Contact: Marc Dureau (

Muster: TBD

Order of dress RCMP Members: Review Order (full Sam Browne) medals and blue or navy beret or appropriate headdress

Order of dress Police Partners: Best Uniform with medals and blue or navy beret or appropriate headdress

Order of dress RCMP Veterans: Blue blazer, large Medals, Vet Headdress or blue or navy beret used on Missions.

*Joining instructions will be sent to members who confirm their attendance.