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Regimental Mace, Pipers’ Club, BC Highland Games & More

May 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Mace Ceremony 1It’s been a busy few months for the RCMP E. Division Pipe Band, with new folks, new equipment and plenty of piping and drumming.

Earlier this spring, the band celebrated the acquisition of a new band mace, following a successful “Raise the Mace” fundraising campaign last year. Our new mace, carried by the Drum Major at all parades and events, holds all the names of fallen members of the RCMP and North West Mounted Police. It’s an important symbol of the regiment, honouring those who haveMace Ceremony 2 fallen in the line of duty. The mace-presentation ceremony was attended not only by Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, Commanding Officer, E Division and Sergeant Major Dave Hall, but also the entire E. Division headquarters, who turned out on a beautiful spring afternoon to hear the band and witness the turn-over of the mace to Drum Major Mike Guillimin. You will see the mace any time the band is performing or marching in a parade.

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