Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

February 23, 2011 13:25 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Forces Liaison Council to Present Military Reservists' Support Programs

WHITEHORSE, YUKON--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2011) - Media are invited to an information session where the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) will outline the advantages of its Employer/Educational Support Program for Reservists, their employers/educators, and the Canadian Forces.

When: Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 5 p.m.
   
Where: Gold Rush Inn, 411 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon.
   
What: The Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) "The North" Employer/Educational Support Program.
   
Who: Mr. Piers McDonald, president of Northern Vision Development, Order of Canada recipient and CFLC Board member representing the Yukon, will host the information evening. Brigadier-General Guy Hamel, Commander of Joint Task Force North, will speak about the role of military Reservists in the north, and the Naval Reserve command team from the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel HMCS Whitehorse will be present.

Note to Editors:

Media representatives are asked to confirm their attendance by contacting Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Paone any time at (250) 889-9565 or CFLC_North@Telus.net. Lt.-Col. Paone will be available to meet media in Whitehorse by 1 p.m. (PST) Thursday February 24, 2011. Representatives are asked to be at the Gold Rush Inn no later than 5 p.m.

For more information please contact: Maj Dan Thomas, Senior Public Affairs Officer, Chief of Reserves and Cadets at 613-995-8893, or by e-mail at Daniel.Thomas@forces.gc.ca. You can also contact the CFLC Secretariat at 1-800-567-9908, or by 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.

Joint Task Force North web page: http://www.cfna.forces.ca/

HMCS Whitehorse web page: http://www.navy.dnd.ca/whitehorse/ 

Biography – Brigadier-General Guy Hamel, MSM, CD - http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dsa-dns/sa-ns/ab/sobv-vbos-eng.asp?mAction=View&mBiographyID=700

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