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“What is our legacy?”




As a Wealth Advisor, I regularly ask clients to think about and articulate their desired legacy.  So, what is a legacy?  It is most often defined in two ways: 1. monies (or property) gifted by someone who has died; and/or 2. something that is a result of events in the past.


But a legacy can very much be a living thing.  A legacy may include the impact that we can create through our current actions.


Our regiment and regimental family benefit from the ongoing, invaluable gifts of time and effort, given in support our community, as well as periodic financial donations.  All of these things contribute to our collective legacy in support of our regiment, regimental family and community.


So what impact do financial donations to the 48th Highlanders Trusts have?  It’s an important question. Initially set up in 1952, the Trusts’ mission has been to provide consistent, dependable support for the welfare of the regiment, helping to fund our unique highland dress, pipes & drums, military band, veterans, cadets, memorials to honour the fallen, the museum, publishing the Falcon magazine, our regimental family and documenting the significant contributions that 48th Highlanders have made in support of the well-being of our city and country. The 48th Highlanders Trusts have helped to cover costs which are not covered under the Department of National Defence budget.


Today and in the future, the 48th Highlanders Trusts will assist in preserving and memorializing the exceptional contributions and sacrifices of our regimental heritage (such as the 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project). It is equally committed to providing annual grants to our active unit, and supporting our regimental family in new ways through the enhanced social media, website and regimental association links while ensuring that the treasured traditions of our kilted regiment are protected, honoured and supported for generations to come.  The Trusts are helping to support new bridges of connection within our community, as we adapt to and benefit from virtual realities.


Current contributions to the Trusts will help ensure that the ongoing mission is achieved and our legacy is secure.  For those who can, consider adding the Trusts to your annual charitable giving list as well as your estate plans.  It will make a difference!


Stay safe. Stay connected.


Dileas Gu Brath


Sasha Darling 



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If you want to donate now click HERE.


ON EXERCISE URBAN FALCON 2022, Soldiers of the 48th Highlanders, had their urban ops skills put to the test as they practiced fighting through and clearing subway cars through a subway station with simmunition rounds. In their exercise scenario, their mission was to rescue and secure a hi-jacked train from a well trained enemy. They fought against a simulated enemy force of other infantry Master Corporal’s and Sergeants, who set traps and obstacles in their path to test how they would react. Attached to the regiment in this exercise were a small amount of medics and Intelligence personnel from @25fdamb as well as @2intcoy_2cierens, which enabled soldiers to practice intel gathering/handling as well as dealing with casualties in a realistic manner.

Video filmed by Capt Lau and Cpl Chung
Video edited by MCpl Clark

Voici ce qui s'est passé lors de l'exercice Urban Falcon 2022. Les soldats des 48th Highlanders ont vu leurs compétences en opérations urbaines mises à l'épreuve alors qu'ils s'entraînaient à combattre et à dégager les voitures de métro à travers une station de métro avec des balles de vaccination, dans un scénario où leur but était de sauver et de sécuriser un train détourné d'un ennemi bien entraîné. Ils se sont battus contre une force d'opposition de caporal-chef et de sergents, qui ont tendu des pièges et des obstacles sur leur passage. Au régiment dans cet exercice se trouvaient un petit nombre d'infirmiers et de personnel du renseignement de @25fdamb ainsi que de @2intcoy_2cierens, ce qui a permis aux soldats de pratiquer le rassemblement/manipulation de renseignements ainsi que de faire face aux victimes de manière réaliste.

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On March 5th and 6th, Soldiers of the 48th Highlanders, with members from @2intcoy_2cierens and @25fdamb, who augmented our soldiers as an opportunity to practice their trade skills under the Tactical-Control of an infantry platoon, run through their “prepare for battle” phase during their simulated mission on Exercise Urban Falcon 2022, in which the soldiers were put under the stress of fighting in close quarters, and learning to maneuver and communicate in an entirely new environment.

Video editing by MCpl Clark
Video filmed by Capt Lau and Cpl Chung

Les membres des 48th Highlanders, avec des membres de @2intcoy_2cierens et @25fdamb, qui ont augmenté nos soldats comme une occasion de pratiquer leurs compétences professionnelles sous le contrôle tactique d'un peloton d'infanterie, pratiquent la phase de « préparation à la bataille » au cours de leur mission simulée dans le cadre de l'exercice Urban

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Ce site internet est la propriété des 48th Highlanders Trusts qui en assure le fonctionnement; c’est un troisième partie du Département de la Défense Nationale et est privée. Le contenu et les liens qui figurent sur ce site sont sous la responsabilité de 48th Highlanders Trusts et ne reflètent pas nécessairement les politiques et les vues du gouvernement du Canada. Ces sources de renseignements concernant les membres des services actuels des 48th Highlanders nous sont gracieusement fournies par les Forces Armées Canadiennes.

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