Fusiliers parade in Sherbrooke on Saturday

Record staff
Staff Writer

On Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. the Fusiliers de Sherbrooke Regiment will march to City Hall in Sherbrooke for a special ceremony to mark the infantry’s 108th anniversary. The Fusiliers de Sherbrooke hold a special right to march in the city. The unit retains the distinction of Honourary Citizenship, granted by the city on May 15, 1982. The honour is a gesture of gratitude and confidence granted to a military unit, and gives them permission in perpetuity to march through the city streets. The City of Sherbrooke is advising the public that traffic delays can be expected this Saturday between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the four corners encompassing Wellington St. North, Frontenac, Belvédère North and King West as well as a portion of Marquette St. (between Frontenac and Lorraine streets) and on Lorraine and Palais streets (between Lorraine and Frontenac streets). The Fusiliers de Sherbrooke Regiment is an infantry unit of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve belonging to the 35 Canadian Brigade Group. The unit, whose headquarters are located in Sherbrooke, has more than 300 soldiers.