Celebrating and supporting our local troops
Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Highland Ball on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in celebration and support of our local troops.
Hosted by the Regimental Council and Officers of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada (RHFC), the elegant evening provides a “regimental flare” to a distinguished, black-tie affair. Annually attended by 200+ guests, the Highland Ball provides excellent networking, mouth-watering food, a top-notch silent auction and fantastic entertainment. Along with all the glitz and glamour, guests also get to experience a traditional military-style dinner complete with a toast to the Haggis. The RHFC Pipe and Drums along with Highland dancers will entertain guests as well.
“Because of the generosity of so many people and businesses in our community, since 2013 this important event has raised close to $128,000 for the local soldiers of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada,” shares Brian Rainville, Honorary Colonel of the RHFC. “There is a lot to celebrate and we look forward to welcoming new and old friends this year and increasing that amount!”
The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada is Waterloo Region’s only Reserve Infantry regiment. Formed in 1867 as a militia unit, its members have served in both World Wars, on peacekeeping missions and, most recently, in Afghanistan.
Currently the Regiment consists of 200 soldiers based in both Kitchener and Cambridge. As one of the top-rated Reserve units in Ontario, the RHFC was recently tasked to double its strength and become operationally ready to augment the Regular Army on short notice.
The Regimental Council supports RHFC soldiers through fund raising events. The dollars raised assist soldiers of the regiment and their families by providing services not available through the army, such as bursaries and interest free loans.