On Sunday, June 10, The Royal Regiment of Canada, celebrated the Anniversary of the Battle of Mount Sorrel. This particular battle was fought on June 13, 1916 in the Ypres Salient just south of Hooge. Alongside the Royal Regiment, on the left flank, was the 58th Battalion, in Sanctuary Wood. The Germans had pushed the Canadian front line back a few hundred metres on June 2, 1916. The Canadians had tried to counterattack the next day, but they were unsuccessful. Finally, at 1:30 AM on June 13, the 3rd Canadian Division, mounted an offensive action and managed to regain the land lost on June 2. It was a bloody affair. It was also a very historic occasion for the Canadian Military. It was the first time that Canadian troops had engaged in a military offensive action.

Sanctuary Wood

Sanctuary Wood

After the celebration of the Battle of Mount Sorrel, the Armoury was set up for Family Day and festivities. I was given a table to display and sell the book. I am happy to report that it was a complete sell out.book LaunchDSC01834DSC01831

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Fort York Armoury

 

Posted by Flowers of the Forest - The Pride of Our Land

I am a retired Math Professor and now a budding author. Who would have thought? I was born in Toronto and grew up in a family of 5 boys and 1 girl. I went to Winchester Street Public School up to grade 8 and then attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute, up to grade 13. After high school I attended the University of Toronto and graduated with 2 degrees (BA honours and BEd). Following was a career in teaching, including 34 years at Humber College in Toronto, teaching Mathematics and Statistics. I managed to coauthor one textbook, an introductory Stats book. I am married to the beautiful Beth and have a great loving son named Jonathan McLaren Law. Oh yes, I am a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan. I lived happily in Bolton in beautiful Caledon ON for 31 years, and I am now living in Burlington ON and loving it too. The book is available on Amazon.ca, Chapters - Indigo and Barnes & Noble.

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