Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

July 20, 2009 13:57 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of Veterans Affairs Honours Citizens of Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon

CALGARY, ABERTA--(Marketwire - July 20, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will present the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to eight citizens of Alberta, one from Saskatchewan and two citizens from the Yukon. The Commendation is presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves by contributing to the care and well-being of Veterans and to the remembrance of their contributions, sacrifices and achievements.



The recipients of the Commendation are:

Ronald Bell, Edmonton, AB
Michael Dawe, Red Deer, AB
Robert Gray, Calgary, AB
David Laxton, Whitehorse, YK
Alex Maurice, Beauval, SK
John Melbourne, Calgary, AB
Robert Moors, Lethbridge, AB
Harvey Shevalier, Sundre, AB
Gordon Thomson, Calgary, AB
Wayne Wannamaker, Whitehorse, YK
Richard Wright, Calgary, AB


Location: Delta Calgary Airport Hotel
McCall Ballroom
2001 Airport Road, NE
Calgary, Alberta

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649