It was two degrees below zero, but that didn't stop the St. Andrew's College Pipes & Drums and members of the Cadet Corps from keeping their annual commitment to the 48th Highlanders of Canada.
On Saturday, November 11, the group joined the Regiment in its Remembrance Day parade and service at the cenotaph just north of Queen's Park in Toronto.
While the 48th Pipe Band and Regiment and the St. Andrew's Cadets took a longer parade route from Moss Park Armoury to the cenotaph, the St. Andrew's Pipes & Drums had the honour of parading the actual veterans (the "Old Comrades") from a closer location about 15 minutes from the cenotaph. Many are elderly and would be hard-pressed to undertake the longer parade.
The weather was cold, but it was an otherwise lovely day for the Regiment, bands, and several hundred members of the public who gathered for the moving ceremony.
Kudos to the Cadets and bandsmen who gave up their Saturday during a four-day mid-term break weekend to support this important event in the Corps calendar.
Story by Jim McGillivray, Director of Pipes & Drums