Rocky Mountain Rangers’ Celebration Marks Two Milestones
Prince George, BC – It has been four years since the Rocky Mountain Rangers returned to Prince George…
And tonight, Rifle Company ‘B’ will host its annual Regimental Ball to mark occasion, and to honour the Army Reserve Light Infantry Unit’s 107-year history in our province.
The Rangers began as a primary reserve of the Canadian Army in the BC Interior, originating in Nelson in 1908. Prince George originally had a company following World War II, but it was closed in 1967.
Officer in Charge, Captain Seth Hunter, says ‘B’ Company has a current strength of 60 members – part-time soldiers from a cross-section of the city, including: teachers, lawyers, fire fighters, correctional officers, carpenters, welders, mechanics and college and university students. There are also three full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces in Prince George. Captain Hunter says the Rangers are continuously recruiting and growing.
He says tonight’s regimental dinner is a fundraiser for an annual bursary that is awarded to a deserving member of the unit.
There are still a handful of tickets available for tonight’s event, which begins at 6pm. Tickets are $75 for civilians and $60 for service personnel and veterans. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.