Seaforth Highlanders Key Freedom of the City Award April 2011 Vancouver
At about 11am, with rain threatening, the Regiment along with a contingent of Cadets, paraded in front of Vancouver City Hall. They were accompanied by an honour guard of Vancouver police including the Mounted Squad all commanded by the Deputy Chief. The acting CO, Major Scott Raesler, knocked on the door of City Hall to request permission to exercise the Regiment’s right of Freedom of the City. The door was opened by Geoff Meggs, Deputy Mayor. He read the proclamation on behalf of Mayor Robertson confirming the Regiment’s Freedom of the City and proclaiming April 16th Seaforth Highlanders Day. He then inspected the troops. The event was filmed by Global and later reported on the 6pm news. Shaw and Chinese TV also had cameras present.