Canadian International Military Tattoo

Canadian International Military Tattoo

Second weekend in June
An annual event preserving an ancient military tradition, the Canadian International Military Tattoo takes place in Hamilton, a town in the province of Ontario. The evening of entertainment features military bands, drum corps regiments, and pipe bands from Canada and other countries, all performing for residents of Hamilton and the surrounding area. The event often celebrates anniversaries related to Canada's national and/or military heritage and features civilian as well as military musical acts.
The first tattoo took place in 1992 and marked Canada's 125th birthday. In 1999, the Hamilton International Tattoo—as it was then called—faced the threat of being discontinued, but a group of volunteers rallied to preserve it. Around that time the Canadian International Tattoo Association was formed with the sole mission of coordinating the event and ensuring its continuation.
In 2008, the Tattoo celebrated the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City and declared as its theme Je me souviens (a popular Quebec slogan that means "I remember").
CONTACTS:
Canadian International Tattoo Association
101 York Blvd.
Hamilton, ON L8R 3L4 Canada
www.canadianmilitarytattoo.ca
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