A Cochrane man is performing Sentry duties in Ottawa in honour of Canada's 150th birthday.

Trooper Zachary Kibzey is part of the National Sentry Program and was selected to stand guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier.

Roughly 20 people were selected out of the 3rd Canadian Division to take part in the duties which will last around 6 weeks in entirety.

Although weather has been rainy as of late, Trooper Kibzey is incredibly honoured, especially with it being Canada's 150th birthday. "I never expected I was going to be able to spend the 150th birthday this year in Ottawa, the fact that I am is just incredible."

Trooper Kibzey says being selected works on a merit system, and there is no place he would rather be. "It is a privilege to do what I am doing, it is incredibly special to me. Just exactly what we're doing, and what it stands for and the fact that I can do it. In reality we can't be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday without these men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect this country."

Canada's capital will be incredibly busy today. "It's going to be insane, it is super special but I am honestly so incredibly honoured to be here. It is a huge honour to be here."