Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

June 20, 2005 13:34 ET

Media Advisory: National Defence-Canadian Forces Precision Parachute Team Jumps Into Career Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 20, 2005) - In recognition of National Aboriginal Day, the Canadian Forces (CF), the Toronto Fire Department, the Toronto Metropolitan Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE) will hold a one-day uniformed services job fair at Downsview Park, 1 Yukon Lane, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The aim of the event is to celebrate the National Aboriginal Day and to showcase career opportunities that are available within these organizations. The booths will open at 9:30 a.m. In addition to the booths, there are a number of activities planned for the day. The members of the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) will demonstrate a high-rise vehicle takedown with the ERT Dog. The RCMP demonstration will be followed at 11 a.m. by a traditional Aboriginal Song and Drumming that will mark the National Aboriginal Day. At noon the Canadian Forces precision parachute team, the SkyHawks, will then demonstrate their unique aerial skills.

The members of the SkyHawks will participate in an autograph session immediately after their jump. The SkyHawks team is comprised of highly professional, skilled, and experienced Regular and Reserve soldiers from across the Canadian Forces. Established in 1971, the team has thrilled more than 65 million spectators performing in more than 3900 shows across North America and around the world including as far as Japan, France and Australia.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

For more information, please contact Lieutenant Aida Gabriel, 416-635-4490 ext. 6041 or Sergeant Vic Mover at ext. 6019.

For additional information on the SkyHawks visit the website: http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/lf/English/3_3_1_1_0.asp


Contact Information

  • National Defence
    Lieutenant Aida Gabriel
    (416) 635-4490 ext. 6041
    or
    National Defence
    Sergeant Vic Mover
    (416) 635-4490 ext. 6019