Military Tattoo

The 23rd anniversary of the Canadian International Military Tattoo was held this past weekend at the First Ontario Centre in Hamilton. Celebrating, among other things, the 100th anniversary of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. The event featured both Hamilton and area pipe bands, singers, dancers, fiddlers, and military history and tradition. Here’s a look at some of the show. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The Tattoo Dancers perform a number. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The Tattoo Dancers perform a number. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The Tattoo Dancers perform a routine to the song, "Highway of Heroes". Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The Tattoo Dancers perform a routine to the song, “Highway of Heroes”. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. A piper plays during the massed pipes and drums performance. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. A piper plays during the massed pipes and drums performance. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The Fort George Fife and Drum Corps perform. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The Fort George Fife and Drum Corps perform. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The 13th BN Ceremonial Guard fire during their performance. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The 13th BN Ceremonial Guard fire during their performance. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. Danielle Bourre sings Roses of Picardy during the show. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. Danielle Bourre sings Roses of Picardy during the show. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. A member of the Royal Regiment of Canada Band keeps his eyes on the music. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. A member of the Royal Regiment of Canada Band keeps his eyes on the music. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The silhouette of a piper in the spotlight. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The silhouette of a piper in the spotlight. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The 296 City of Cambridge Squadron RCAC Pipes and Drums perform. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The 296 City of Cambridge Squadron RCAC Pipes and Drums perform. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. One of several military themed vignettes from the show. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. One of several military themed vignettes from the show. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. Massed Pipes and Drums enter the arena. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. Massed Pipes and Drums enter the arena. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. Dancers perform to the song, "Highway of heroes". Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. Dancers perform to the song, “Highway of heroes”. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 - The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The 13th BN Ceremonial Guard march in step. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, June 8,2014 – The 23rd Canadian International Military Tattoo at the First Ontario Centre Sunday. The 13th BN Ceremonial Guard march in step. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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