Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 05, 2009 17:02 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario Employers to Receive Awards for Support to the Reserve Force

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) - Eleven organizations, including local businesses and educational institutions, will receive awards for their support to Canada's Reserve Force, Friday, March 6, 2009. Mrs. Sonja Bata, Ontario Provincial Chair of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC), will preside over the ceremony. Organized by the CFLC, the ceremony will be attended by Brigadier General John Collin, Commander Land Force Central Area, and Ms. Valerie Keyes, Executive Director CFLC.

Where: VIP Dining Room, Armour Heights Officers Mess,
Canadian Forces College,
215 Yonge Blvd., Toronto ON M5M 3H9

When: Friday, March 6, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
(Media are asked to arrive between 4:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
and present themselves to Lieutenant Colonel Ross Welsh.)

What: Mrs. Sonja Bata, Ontario Provincial Chair, will present Canadian
Forces Liaison Council provincial awards to Ontario employers who
have been supportive of the Reserve Force.

Who: Organizations receiving awards will include:
- The Anglican Parish of Grace and St. George's Churches
- Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
- The City of Kitchener, Fire Services
- Colt Canada, Kitchener
- General Dynamics Canada Limited
- Ontario Ministry of Transportation
- SoftCom Technology Consulting Inc.
- Toronto District School Board
- Wal-Mart Canada
- Windsor Police Service
- Windsor Regional Hospital

Further details about CFLC or the Reserve Force Employer Support Program can be found on the Internet at

Contact Information

  • Lieutenant Colonel Rick Bialachowski
    Provincial Liaison Officer
    Chief Reserves and Cadets
    Captain John Weingardt
    Public Affairs Officer
    CFLC Secretariat