Ceremonial Guard to Perform Fortissimo

Media Advisory / July 14, 2017 / Project number: 17-07-14-fortissimo

July 14, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to attend Fortissimo 2017, a military and musical spectacular performed by the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill.

In addition to the Ceremonial Guard and musical performers, Fortissimo 2017 will include presentations by the Dominion Carillon, the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Massed Pipes and Drums of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the Band of America’s Few, the Royal Canadian Air Force Band, Ceremonial Troop of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, and the Elite Drill Team and Fife and Drums of the German Wachbataillon.

Fortissimo will include varied cannon and rifle fire during each performance between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Additionally, a fly-by operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force is scheduled for each evening to occur at any time between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m., dependent on weather and safety conditions.

When:            7 p.m. on July 20, 21 and 22, 2017.

Where:            There will be a designated media viewing area. Media are requested to arrive at Parliament Hill no later than 6:45 p.m.

Notes to editor / news director:

Media may also attend the full dress rehearsal for Fortissimo 2017, which will take place on Wednesday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. on Parliament Hill.

To schedule a media interview, please contact Devon Atherton, Ceremonial Guard Unit Public Affairs Officers, at Devon.Atherton@forces.gc.ca or 343-998-4060.

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Devon Atherton
Ceremonial Guard Unit Public Affairs Officer
Phone: 343-998-4060
Email: Devon.Atherton@forces.gc.ca

Media Relations Office
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Toll-Free: 1-866-377-0811
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca


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