2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (2 RCR), will be conducting Exercise BUSHMAN 19 in Oromocto on Thursday August 15th 2019.
While the majority of the event will take place at Base Gagetown, competitors will be crossing Highway 102 en route to Sir Douglas Hazen Park and upon return from the Saint John River in Oromocto. As such, Highway 102 in vicinity of Base Gagetown’s North Gate (on Ganong Street) will be intermittently closed from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for the safety of competitors.
We ask that motorists take extra caution throughout the day on roads within Base Gagetown and surrounding area and we thank the public for their support and understanding.
Exercise BUSHMAN is an annual physical fitness challenge that aims to promote team work, esprit de corps and military fitness. It involves approximately 100 teams of two members from 2 RCR and other Base Gagetown units and is comprised of a 19.7 km march with a 40 lb rucksack; a 2.5 km portage with a 40 lb rucksack and canoe; an 8.7 km canoe paddle around Oromocto Island and a 3.3 km march with a 40 rucksack to the finish line.
4 Doyle Drive, Oromocto NB E2V 2V3