Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency

Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency

April 16, 2007 11:12 ET

Media Advisory: Help General Hillier Support Military Families

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 16, 2007) - Media are invited to join the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Rick Hillier at the Canadian War Museum on Tuesday, 17 April at 10:20 a.m. to launch the CDS Military Families Fund.

The launch will take place at the Barney Danson Theatre at the War Museum and is expected to last about 40 minutes.

Gen. Hillier will be joined by Celine Thompson, Director of Military Family Services at the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency, and the notable Ottawa fund-raiser, Mr. Dave Smith to present the Fund, its key fundraising activities, and to request your support in telling this important story to Canadians.

Gen. Hillier created the fund in recognition of the outpouring of support from Canadians, and adds a new dimension of support to military families. The CDS Military Families Fund will be an agile and responsive means to provide support to military families. Base Commanders, partnered with Military Family Resource Centres across the country, will be able to assist military families within hours of being advised of the need.

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