Toronto mayor proclaims “Royal Canadian Air Force Day”

News Article / August 31, 2017

The Mayor of Toronto has proclaimed September 1, 2017, as “Royal Canadian Air Force Day”. On that day, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada David Johnston will present new Colours (special, consecrated military flags) to the Royal Canadian Air Force at Nathan Phillips Square, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Following is the text of the Proclamation:




Royal Canadian Air Force Day

September 1, 2017

WHEREAS today on September 1, 2017, the Royal Canadian Air Force will receive new ceremonial Colours from His Excellency the Governor General, the Rt. Hon. David Johnston. Colours are among the most cherished symbols within the Canadian Forces, representing a spirit of a force.

This is a momentous occasion and only the third time in its history that colours have been presented to the Royal Canadian Air Force.

The City of Toronto acknowledges the bravery, courage and sacrifices of all Canadian veterans who fought for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. We shall continue to honour those who have served and those who continue to serve, as we remain vigilant in our quest for peace around the world.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim September 1, 2017 as "Royal Canadian Air Force Day" in the City of Toronto.

John Tory
Mayor of Toronto

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