Opening of the BC Legislature

Photo by Cpl Stuart MacNeil, MARPAC Imaging Services

Photo by Cpl Stuart MacNeil, MARPAC Imaging Services

A ceremonial Guard of Honour comprised of 100 members from Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) were on parade during the opening of the 6th Session of the 40th Parliament of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Wednesday Feb. 14.

Also participating was the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy and an artillery saluting battery from 5th B.C. Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery.

The ceremony began with a 15-gun Vice-Regal Salute when Her Honour, Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, arrived to meet Premier Christy Clark on the steps of the Legislature Building at 1:40 p.m.

The following personnel were in leading parade positions:

  • Guard Commander
    Lieutenant-Commander Mike Erwin
  • Right Guard Platoon Officer
    Lieutenant (N) David Fillion
  • Left Guard Platoon Officer
    Captain Joshua Weissbock
  • Colour Guard Chief
    Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Pohoney
  • Naden Band Director of Music
    Sub-Lieutenant Vincent Roy
  • Troop Sergeant Major
    Warrant Officer Lisa Kachanoski
  • Artillery Troop Commander
    Lieutenant Krysta Spielmacher
  • Artillery Salute Alpha Gun
    Detachment Commander Master Corporal Christopher Yuill
  • Artillery Salute Bravo Gun
    Detachment Commander Sergeant Bill Colesweb

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