Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

February 16, 2011 13:25 ET

Local Employers and Educators Honoured for Support to Reservists

FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2011) - A group of New Brunswick businesses and educational institutions were recognized by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) for their ongoing support of CF Reservists. His Honour, the Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, presided over the event, held at the Government House on February 14, 2011.

"Winston Churchill called Reservists 'twice the citizens'," said Ms. Elizabeth Rybak, Chair, CFLC New Brunswick Provincial Council, in describing the dual role Reservists play in balancing personal and military commitments. "I wish to congratulate the award recipients and commend the Reservists for nominating their employers and educators. It is a pleasure to see so many distinguished citizens and proud CF members here today."

As part of the ceremony, the City of Fredericton, the City of Saint John, the City of Moncton, the University of New Brunswick, and the New Brunswick Community College signed formal statements of support for Canada's Reservists.

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

  • Atlantic Lottery Corporation

  • Ambulance New Brunswick, Blacks Harbour Administration Area

  • Coastal Blending & Packaging, Saint John, N.B.

  • FacilicorpNB

  • Guillevin International, Bathurst, N.B.

  • Marwood Limited

  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan – New Brunswick Division

  • St. Thomas University, Fredericton, N.B.

  • Xerox Canada, Saint John, N.B.

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 of absence to participate in military training and operations. Primary Reservists are highly encouraged to show their appreciation by formally thanking their employers and/or educators with either a letter of thanks or a certificate of recognition.

Note to Editors:

For further information, including imagery, media representatives are asked to contact Lieutenant Ian McIntyre at 506-422-2000 extension 3364, email ian.mcintyre@forces.gc.ca.

Information about the CFLC and the Reserve Force Employer Support is available online at www.cflc.forces.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • For more information regarding the ceremony
    and other CFLC activities in New Brunswick:
    Lieutenant-Colonel Tom Duke
    506-874-0022
    duket@rogers.com
    or
    CFLC Secretariat
    1-800-567-9908
    cflc@forces.gc.ca