Morris Beardy sworn in as Ranger

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:41

Former Junior Canadian Ranger Morris Beardy was sworn in as a Canadian Ranger during a special ceremony July 14 at Camp Loon.
“I, Morris Beardy, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of Canada, her heirs and successors according to law so help me God,” Beardy said, during his swearing in ceremony.
Once he was sworn in, Beardy put on his new Canadian Ranger gear, including a red T-shirt, red sweatshirt and red hat, all with the Canadian Ranger logo.
“If you talk to the chiefs in the communities where we are represented, that is what they like to see – they like to see the JCR as a stepping stone,” said Capt. Mark Rittwage, Camp Loon commandant and deputy commanding officer of the Canadian Rangers in Ontario.
“It is not the intent of the Junior Canadian Ranger program by any means, but now that chief has one more (Canadian) Ranger who is trained and qualified by the military in domestic response who is going to be there to support the community, whether it is a tainted water crisis in Kashechewan or a forest fire evacuation in Sandy Lake.”