|By Marketwired .||
|May 6, 2014 02:28 PM EDT||
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/14 -- Members of the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team and Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Mr. Gordon Moore, wish to invite members of the media and the public to attend the arrival of the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team at Legion House on May 7th, 2014 between 4 and 5pm.
This team of 19 injured individuals is participating in a five-day relay from Canadian Forces Base Trenton to Ottawa to honour Canada's mission in Afghanistan and to raise awareness about the programs available to ill and injured members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Media will also be afforded the opportunity to conduct individual interviews afterwards.
Location: Legion House 86 Aird Place Kanata, ON Tel: 613-591-3335 Date: May 7th, 2014 Timings: 1540 Ceremony in position / Band plays; GGFG Band 1550 MC Opening Remarks; Greg Lagace 1600 Arrival of Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team with Chief of the Defence Staff; 1605 O Canada GGFG Band 1607 Chief of the Defence Staff Speech Gen Lawson 1610 RCL President Speech Gordon Moore 1615 Gift exchange 1620 MC closing remarks; Greg Lagace 1620 Media interviews Lt(N) Tremblay Bruce Poulin 1630 Reception/BBQ Giant Tiger 1700 Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team Departs
ABOUT THE LEGION
Established in 1926, the Legion is the largest Veterans' and community support organization in Canada with more than 320,000 members. Its mission is to serve all Veterans including serving Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members as well as their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.
The Legion's Service Bureau Network provides assistance and representation to all Veterans regarding their disability claims, benefits and services from Veterans Affairs Canada and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. In communities across Canada it is the Legion that perpetuates Remembrance through the Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day ceremonies. With more than 1, 460 branches, the Legion supports programs for seniors, Veterans' housing, outreach and visitation, youth leadership, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts.
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