Ceremonial Guard marches into summer with 23rd annual Fortissimo

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Battalion) 13th Division Ceremonial Guard performs shooting drills as a part of the 1812 overture during the annual Fortissimo event on the Parliament Hill Lawn in Ottawa, Ontario on July 19, 2018. Photo By: OS Camden Scott, Public Affairs ***Les exercices de tir effectue du le Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Battalion) 13th Division Ceremonial Guard dans le cadre de l'ouverture de 1812 lors de l'événement annuel Fortissimo sur la pelouse de la Colline du Parlement à Ottawa, en Ontario, le 19 juillet 2018. Photo : AB Camden Scott, Affaires publiques de l’Armée.

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The Ceremonial Guard proudly presents Fortissimo, a military and musical spectacular on the lawns of Parliament Hill nightly from July 18 to 20 at 7 p.m.

This year’s participants include The Latvian National Armed Forces Staff Orchestra, Drums and Dancers from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, the Dominion Carillonneur, The 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, the Central Band of the Canadian Forces and the Band, Pipes & Drums of The Ceremonial Guard. Other participants of the Canadian Armed Forces include a Massed Pipes & Drums Band from across the Canadian Army and the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Battalion) 13th Division Ceremonial Guard. For the first time since 2016, Fortissimo will feature a special performance by the SkyHawks, the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team.

Those wishing to attend should be seated by 6:45 p.m. Admission to the public is free.

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