The Royal Canadian Legion



The Royal Canadian Legion

May 06, 2014 14:27 ET

Media Advisory: Legion Hosts Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) - 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 Lagacé
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 Lagacé
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.

We Will Remember Them.

Contact Information

  • Bruce Poulin
    Dominion Command
    The Royal Canadian Legion
    (613) 591-3335 ext. 241
    (613) 292-8760 (Cell)
    bruce.poulin@legion.ca