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Canadian Armed Forces to conduct training in the area Thursday

On the Conestoga River in the St. Jacobs and Woolwich area
Canadian Armed Forces assault boat
Soldiers launching an assault boat like the ones they will use in the training exercise

NEWS RELEASE
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
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On Thursday September 23, 2021, Canadian Army Reserve personnel from 31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgins) will conduct convoy and assault boat training in the Woolwich and St Jacobs areas. Activities will include convoy drills on planned routes and the deployment of inflatable boats on the Conestoga River.

All activities will take place between 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. on September 23, 2021. Members of the public may see military vehicles on the following major highways: Hwy 85 and local roads throughout Waterloo and surrounding areas, including Woolwich and St Jacobs.They may also see inflatable boats on the Consetoga River in the St Jacobs areas.

Participating soldiers will not be carrying personal weapons or ammunition.

This important training is being conducted in order to maintain and further develop the skills of Canadian Army Reserve soldiers in convoy and boat operations, and to test discipline, safety and effectiveness while operating specific equipment platforms.

All of the soldiers participating will be practicing enhanced Force Health Protection Measures based on, and in addition to Public Health guidelines, including wearing masks, extra sanitizing of equipment and hands, and physical distancing where possible.

All measures are being taken to ensure minimum inconvenience to those in the area, although  certain areas may be inaccessible during the exercise dates. Members of the public are asked to take extra caution when approaching military vehicles, and are thanked in advance for their understanding and co-operation.

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