March 6-7, 2021, Canadian Army Reserve personnel from 31 Service Battalion – Hamilton Support Company will be conducting convoy training in the Hamilton, Burlington and Grimsby areas. Activities will include convoy drills on planned routes and around Canadian Forces Reserve Barracks (CFRB) Hamilton at 650 Catharine Street North, Hamilton.
All activities will happen throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Members of the public may see military vehicles on the following major highways: 407, 401, QEW, Red Valley Parkway, and throughout Hamilton and surrounding areas including Canborough, Grimsby, Haldimand County, Caledonia, Brant County, Milton, Burlington, and Esso.
Participating soldiers will remain within vehicles, except for any required maintenance.
This important training is being conducted in order to maintain and further develop the skills of Canadian Army Reserve soldiers in convoy operations, and to test discipline, safety and effectiveness while operating specific vehicle 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.