Ceremonial Guard – First Guard Mount of 2016

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The Ceremonial Guard will perform the first Changing of the Guard for the 2016 season on Parliament Hill on Sunday at 10 a.m. and will begin posting sentries at the Residence of the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. The ceremony is Ottawa’s most recognized military tradition, and is a summer attraction which has welcomed thousands of visitors to Parliament Hill for 57 years. In addition to the Changing of the Guard ceremony, members perform sentry duties at Rideau Hall every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.