The 2022 Remembrance Day jersey the Kitchener Rangers will wear in their game this Friday was inspired by the Canadian Rangers.
The Canadian Rangers are marking their 75th anniversary. They are a sub-component of the Canadian Army Reserves who live and work in remote, isolated, and coastal communities across the country.
They were established in 1947 following the Second World War to protect again emerging threats in the north from the Soviet Union. Responsibilities of the close to 5,000 Rangers today include search and rescue, disaster relief and surveillance.
Fans at the game can place bids to purchase the jerseys through a silent auction. There will also be a raffle (rangersjersey.com), where fans will have a chance to win one of the jerseys. Proceeds from the auction will support the 78th Fraser Highlanders Fort Conestoga Garrison, Support Our Troops and the Kitchener-Waterloo Poppy Fund. To date, the commemorative jersey auction has raised over $350,000.
Some members of the Canadian Rangers will also take part in a special ceremony before the game.
Kitchener will host Mississauga on Friday, November 11. You can listen to the pre-game beginning at 7 p.m. on CityNews 570.