Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

September 30, 2010 12:58 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of Veterans Affairs Honours Citizens From Ontario

STRATFORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), will decorate fifteen citizens of Ontario with the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation during a ceremony that will be held this Sunday in Stratford, Ontario. Included in the group are well-known Canadian actors, Paul Gross and R.H. (Robert) Thomson.

The recipients are:

Jack Aldred, Toronto, ON William Ford, Barrie, ON
Clint Lovell, Barrie, ON John Stapleton, Wasaga Beach, ON
Al Bacon, Bracebridge, ON Paul Gross, Toronto, ON 
Derek Pite, Brantford, ON Christopher Sweeney, Toronto, ON 
George Bourner, Pickering, ON Robert Thomas, Waterdown, ON 
Dorothy Rodgers, London, ON Charles Johnston, St. Catharines, ON
Lise Cooper, Burlington, ON Robert (R.H.) Thomson, Toronto, ON 
Laura Salter, London, ON  
Location: River Garden Inn, Trillium Room
  10 Romeo Street North, Stratford, Ontario
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Cell.: 613-608-3252
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    Charlene Pascal
    Regional Communications Officer
    Cell: 416-567-3934