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Change of Colours 2023

Sunday 24 Sept 2023

The West Nova Scotia Regiment Change of Colours Parade
WNSR Regimental Colours
WNSR King's Colours
The new WNSR Colours

The West Nova Scotia Regiment receives and consecrates its new Colours in September 2023.

When: Sunday September 24th 2023, 1300 for 1330
Where: Church of Evangeline, Grand-Pré National Historic Site


Download the invitation here: Invitation to the West Nova Scotia Regiment Change of Colours Parade

Special guests are requested to RSVP to

Significance of the Colours

Regimental Colours are an organization’s most prized and sacred possession. They are normally presented personally by the Sovereign. Historically, Colours identified units and provided a rallying point for army regiments in the line of battle. Today, they are no longer carried in action, however they continue to be visible symbols of pride, honour and devotion to Sovereign and country.

The receipt and consecration at Grand Pré holds special significance as the West Nova Scotia Regiment cap badge, which is worn by every member of the unit, bears the Church of Evangeline on it.

Parade Format

1. CO WNSR March on Regt
2. 36 CBG Comd, 5 Div Comd arrive, receives General Salute
3. Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia arrives, receives Royal Salute
4. Lieutenant Governor inspects Regiment
5. Old WNSR Colours marched off
6. Drums arranged
7. New Colours placed on Drums
8. Consecration of new Colours
9. Presentation of new Colours
10. Lieutenant Governor addresses the parade
11. March past the Regt
12. Advance in Review Order of Regt
13. Lieutenant Governor departs and receives Royal Salute
14. 5 Div Comd and 36 CBG Comd depart, receive General Salute
15. Colours Marched off Parade, Officers fall out
16. RSM WNSR marches off Regiment