The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles will hold their annual Remembrance Day this coming Friday, November 10th, when the Screaming Eagles host the Charlottetown Islanders. The team is proud to announce that the ceremonial puck drop will be conducted by Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay, 5th Canadian Division Commander, who will be joined by Legion Presidents Ray Ryan of Branch 12, Tom Young of Ashby Branch 38 and Banita Corbet of Pier Branch 128. Members of the Cape Breton Highlanders, 35 Field Ambulance, 36 Service Battalion, 36 Signals Regiment, and 45 Field Engineers will also be represented in the pre-game ceremony.
Brigadier-General Macaulay has held many command and staff positions throughout his career, and had the privilege to command his Regiment (2008-2010) and 3rd Canadian Division Support Group (2013 to March 2015). Brigadier-General Macaulay has several operational tours including the United Nations Protection Force in Visoko, Bosnia (1994), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Stabilization Force in Zgon, Bosnia (2000), International Stabilization Assistance Force (2004-05), and Operation Inherent Resolve (2015-16) as Chief of Staff of the United States of America led Coalition Joint Force Land Component Command (CJFLCC), for which he was awarded the United States Armed Forces Legion of Merit.
The 5th Canadian Division has units located in 30 communities and is comprised of more than 6,600 full time and part time soldiers, Canadian Rangers and civilian personnel in Atlantic Canada. The Division is responsible for Canadian Army operations throughout Atlantic Canada and provides unique combat support enablers from units from coast-to-coast.
Sydco Fuels has invited 200 soldiers who are in Sydney for month-long training exercise to attend Friday’s game. The exercise will take place at Open Hearth Park on Ferry Street and Slag Quarry on Stable Drive, and an open house will take place on Sunday at Open Hearth Park.
Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We honor those who fought for Canada in the First & Second World War’s, the Korean War, and those who have served since then. More than 1.5 million Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 100,000 have died.