UBIQUE 150 LogoHighlighted Events

All UBIQUE 150 events and activities were subject to the application of COVID 19 pandemic public health measures as were in force during the commemoration period of 1 April – 4 December 2021.


  • Participation in the Canada Army Run.
  • Mounting the Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle by 1 RCHA and The RCA Band
  • Rededication of the RCHA Memorial in Kingston to include the addition of the names of the Fallen from Korea and Afghanistan
  • Issuance by Canada Post of a custom designed commemorative envelope
  • Presentation of limited edition UBIQUE 150 Coins to deserving members of the Regimental Family
  • Wear of UBIQUE 150 Patches on operational dress during the commemorative period.
  • Commissioning by the Royal Canadian Artillery Association of a special UBIQUE 150 Whisky from the Glen Breton distillery
  • A special Digital UBIQUE 150 Exhibit mounted by The RCA Museum
  • Regimental Leaders Course broadcast from Morrison Artillery Park, Ottawa
  • The UBIQUE 150 Full Rate Challenge – a physical fitness challenge to Gunners everywhere from The Director RCA
  • Exercise HEAVY LOADER – a virtual Olympic-style weightlifting competition with entrants from across The Royal Regiment with a national winners’ league championship to be conducted on St Barbara’s Day to determine The Regiment’s “strongest loader”
  • A Coast to Coast Gun Salute to conclude the UBIQUE 150 Commemoration period

Regional and Local

2nd Canadian Division Gunners

  • Raising of the RCA Camp Flag over la Citadelle de Québec (historical home of The Regiment) on Artillery Day – broadcast on social media
  • A commemorative ceremony in honour of the courage displayed by Major Short and Staff Sergeant Wallick of B Battery in fighting the St Saveur fire of 1889
  • Canada Day Gun Salute

3rd Canadian Division Gunners

  • The Kingston Cup – teams from A and B Battery will battle for possession of the Kingston Cup in one of hockey’s oldest rivalries
  • 2021 also marks the 150th anniversary of the entry of British Columbia to Confederation and so 5th (British Columbia) Field Regiment and 15th Field Regiment will help celebrate both occasions. Events will include:
    • Gun Salutes
    • Exercising the Freedom of the City of Vancouver

4th Canadian Division Gunners

  • Fort Frontenac Challenge – one mile for every year since the formation of A and B Batteries – from Petawawa to Kingston where “it all began” retracing the route taken by Kingston Gunners to attend Practice Camps in Petawawa in preparation for the Canada Army Run (this challenge was converted to a training challenge for the Canada Army Run)
  • Ex Ubiquitous Gunner – a 150 km canoe paddle along the Historic Rideau Canal by members of 2 RCHA.

5th Canadian Division Gunners

  • The Canadian Atlantic Nijmegen March was undertaken in commemoration of Nijmegen’s marching event as well as to tie the significance of the event to the history of the RCA and overall UBIQUE 150 celebrations.