Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

February 25, 2011 13:22 ET

B.C. Employers and Educators Honoured for Support to the CF Reserve Force

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2011) - The Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) today presented awards recognizing the support given by Metro Vancouver businesses and educational institutions to Canadian Forces (CF) Reserve personnel. Mr. Scott Shepherd, the Chair of CFLC B.C., and Commodore David Craig, Commander of the Canadian Naval Reserve, presided over the event held at the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Armoury.

"I commend British Columbia's 2011 recipients of the annual CFLC Support Awards," said Mr. Shepherd. "That they have received this award is a testament to the fact that these employers have stepped up and made real commitments to help support Canada's Reserve Forces - its citizen soldiers, sailors, and air personnel. These award recipients have proven that they value the traits and qualities of our reservists, and that they stand behind our men and women in uniform."

The CFLC and the CF officially expressed their appreciation to the following supportive employers and educators:

  • Vancouver Police Department;

  • Offshore Systems Ltd.;

  • Air Canada Inflight Service;

  • Dolo Investigations Ltd.;

  • McKesson Medical Imaging Group;

  • Coast Mountain Bus Company;

  • Canadian Grain Commission;

  • Surrey East Community Corrections, Public Safety and Solicitor General;

  • Correctional Services Canada;

  • Teleflex Canada;

  • Teradici Corporation;

  • Telus Corporation; and

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology.

The CFLC is a group of prominent business people who actively support the reserve component of the CF by encouraging industry, government and educational institutions to voluntarily grant reservists military leave to participate in training and operations. Primary Reservists are encouraged to show their appreciation by formally thanking their employers and/or educators with a letter of thanks or a certificate of recognition.

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For further information, including imagery, media representatives are asked to contact Lieutenant-Commander Kris Phillips at (email) kris.phillips@forces.gc.ca or (phone) 604-666-0174.

For more information regarding the ceremony, please contact Commander King Wan at (email) king.wan2@forces.gc.ca or (phone) 604-928-0520. You can also contact the CFLC Secretariat at (phone) 1-800-567-9908 or (e-mail) at cflc@forces.gc.ca. Information about the CFLC and the Reserve Force Employer Support is available online at www.cflc.forces.gc.ca.

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