The Black Watch will hold its Annual Officers’ Reunion Dinner on Saturday 2 November 2019.
This traditional event provides the past and present serving officers of the Regiment the opportunity to renew old acquaintances and maintain regimental links. It is traditionally held on the Saturday prior to Remembrance Day.
Guests of Mess members must be approved by the CO/PMC prior to purchase.
The Officers’ Christmas Sherry Luncheon is held annually where business, military or school associates are welcome. The bar will be open early, and remain open afterwards, but the luncheon itself will be served efficiently from 12:30 to 13:30.
A piper is in attendance, and although there is no toast to her majesty The Queen, there is a toast to the Piper. The CO gives a short speech about the role and current activities of the Regiment. For the sake of efficiency, the formalities may have to take place before the completion of the service. This event, in business or mufti dress, is the launch of the Christmas season for the Officers and should be well attended.
Ticket sales will be begin shortly.
New Years’ Levee- is a long-standing tradition in British and European courts. Historically Levee was that time of the day when royalty first welcomed members of the court for an audience, early in the morning. In modern times and in capital cities, such as Toronto, the regiments and invited guests visit the Governor General's or the Lieutenant-Governor's residence at specified times during the first day of January or shortly thereafter. In Montreal the levee is conducted between military units, as well, as a number of curling clubs.
The Black Watch (RHR) of Canada, being the oldest Highland Regiment of Canada, will host the Annual Highland Ball that will highlight highland culture and will introduce all guests to the intricacies of a Regimental Highland Ball.
The ball will include presentations on highland traditions, including an Ode to the Haggis, the Selkirk Grace and a show from the Regimental Pipes and Drums. The event will conclude with a traditional round of highland country dancing.
Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 P.M. in both the Officers’ Mess and Red Hackle Club.
Dinner Served at 7:30 P.M.
The Honorary Colonel’s Dining-In will be held on Friday the 3rd of May 2019. This traditional event will provide past and present serving officers the opportunity to come together with invited guests.
Dining-in nights are not Mess dinners, but are formal dinners that may be mixed, and are held regularly as part of Canadian Armed Forces and Regimental customs and traditions. For many years, the Honorary Colonel of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada has held an Annual Mixed Dining-In, providing members of the Regimental family and select members of the community an opportunity to renew acquaintances and or mark important events or achievements.
6:30 p.m. - Cocktails
7:25 p.m. - Guests seated for dinner
Mess kit with miniatures
Highland dress or black tie formal
This event is by invite only, ticket sales are now closed.
The Black Watch (RHR) of Canada, being the oldest Highland Regiment of Canada, will host a Regimental Highland Ball that will highlight the influence Highland culture has on the Regiment and will introduce all guests to the intricacies of a Regimental Highland Ball.
The Highland Ball will include presentations on highland traditions, including an Ode to the Haggis, the Selkirk Grace and a show from the Regimental Pipes and Drums. The event will conclude with a traditional round of Highland Country Dancing.
Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 P.M. in both the Officers’ Mess and Red Hackle Club.
Dinner Served at 6:30 P.M.
The CO's Dining-In will be held on Thursday the 20th of September 2018. This traditional event will provide past and present serving officers the opportunity to come together with invited guests. Dining-Ins are not Mess Dinners and hope to foster a more relaxed atmosphere allowing our guests to enjoy each other’s company in a Regimental setting.
This event is by invite only.
Please join us for our annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration.
This is our pre-parade afternoon celebration filled with music, food + fun. Please join us and come early as they'll be many surprises throughout the day.
You might even hear some pipe tunes or two ;)
Live Music | Drink Specials | Free Food + Entry | All Welcome
The CO's Dining-In in September is always an officers only dinner to tell stories from the summer and this is still the case. LCol Thomas MacKay would like to invite all of the officers that has served with him over the years to a relaxed dinner.
Dress: Mess Kit
Timings will be 19:00 for 20:00.