third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group journey via Bobcaygeon, Buckhorn, and Peterborough on their technique to Ottawa

third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group journey via Bobcaygeon, Buckhorn, and Peterborough on their technique to Ottawa

third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group journey via Bobcaygeon, Buckhorn, and Peterborough on their technique to Ottawa
The 9 motorized canoes carrying 50 members of the third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group at Lock 31 in Buckhorn on on September 9, 2022, in the course of the fourth day of their 13-day voyage from Parry Sound to Ottawa. Predeominantly First Nations peoples, the third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group assist each the nationwide safety and public security operations of the Canadian Armed Forces in northern Ontario. (Picture: third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group / Fb)

For those who seen 9 giant motorized canoes stuffed with 50 males and lady in crimson outfits heading down the Trent-Severn Waterway from Bobcaygeon to Peterborough on Friday (September 9), you had been seeing the third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group on a historic voyage from Parry Sound to Ottawa.

Many individuals in southern Ontario are unfamiliar with the Canadian Rangers, a sub-component of the Canadian Military Reserve which is celebrating its seventy fifth anniversary this yr.

Established in 1947, the Canadian Rangers — predominantly First Nations peoples residing and serving of their communities — work in distant, remoted, and coastal areas of Canada. There are 5 Canadian Ranger Patrol Teams throughout Canada, with the third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group protecting distant coastal and inland areas of northern Ontario.

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The third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group contains 27 particular person patrols protecting an space of northern Ontario nearly as giant because the mixed measurement of France and Germany. The world is house to greater than 50,000 folks residing in 49 First Nation communities, a lot of which don’t have any year-round street entry.

“Plenty of the place we function in northern Ontario is barely accessible by water, so it makes a whole lot of sense,” says Main Charles Ohlke, referring to the voyage to Ottawa, which can be a coaching train throughout which the Rangers might be instructed on protected watercraft operation and first support.

The motto of the Canadian Rangers is “Vigilans,” that means “The Watchers,” which displays their position to assist each the nationwide safety and public security operations of the Canadian Armed Forces. The third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group is Canada’s navy presence in northern Ontario.

Two of the nine  motorized canoes of the 3rd Canadian Rangers Patrol Group heading down the Trent Canal in Peterborough on September 9, 2022, during the fourth day of a 13-day voyage from Parry Sound to Ottawa. (Photo: Mireille Delisle Oldham)
Two of the 9 motorized canoes of the third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group heading down the Trent Canal in Peterborough on September 9, 2022, in the course of the fourth day of a 13-day voyage from Parry Sound to Ottawa. (Picture: Mireille Delisle Oldham)

To date in 2022, members of the third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group have participated in 10 floor search-and-rescue missions and have rescued 13 folks, together with two stranded truckers on an ice street, an injured Attawapiskat First Nation snowmobiler, and two younger hunters who had been stranded about 100 kilometres away from their communities after their all-terrain autos broke down.

The third Canadian Ranger Patrol Group expedition left Parry Sound on September 5, traversing Georgian Bay to enter the Trent-Severn Waterway at Port Severn.

They travelled via Buckhorn, Peterborough, and Rice Lake on Friday, which was day 4 of their voyage.

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On Saturday, they are going to be travelling from Rice Lake to Healey Falls, after which to Campbellford and Frankford on Sunday. After arriving in Trenton on day seven, they may traverse Lake Ontario to Kingston after which head north via the Rideau Canal to Ottawa, ending their 13-day journey in Ottawa on September 17.

“This train not solely serves as an occasion to acknowledge our 75 years of service to Canada,” says Lieutenant-Colonel Shane McArthur, commanding officer of the third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group.

“It’s additionally a possibility for Canadians to work together with Canadian Rangers and study what we do inside Ontario and the Canadian Armed Forces.”

The route of the 3rd Canadian Rangers Patrol Group's voyage from Parry Sound to Ottawa. (Map: 3rd Canadian Rangers Patrol Group)
The route of the third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group’s voyage from Parry Sound to Ottawa. (Map: third Canadian Rangers Patrol Group)

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