Department of National Defence



Department of National Defence

January 30, 2013 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: Soldier On Partners with the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports to Teach Injured Veterans to Ski and Snowboard

COMOX, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2013) - Representatives are invited to attend the media day of the sixth annual Veterans' Festival, hosted by the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports, in partnership with Soldier On and the True Patriot Love Foundation, at the Mount Washington Alpine Resort in Courtenay, British Columbia.

The festival introduces ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces veterans to adaptive alpine and Nordic skiing, and snowboarding. This year, 27 participants will be involved in the five-day event. Media will have the opportunity to speak with organizers and participants as well as capture imagery of ongoing activities.

Where: Mount Washington Alpine Lodge, Marmot's Lounge (2nd floor)
1 Strathcona Parkway, Courtenay, British Columbia
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.

The mission of the Soldier On Program is to provide resources and opportunities for serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces personnel with a permanent or chronic illness or injury to actively participate in physical, recreational or sporting activities.

NOTE TO EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:

Members of the media wishing to attend this event are asked to please contact Captain Trevor Reid at 250-339-8211 x 8201 or by e-mail at Trevor.Reid2@forces.gc.ca.

For more information on the Soldier On Program, please contact Captain Paul Finnemore at 613-996-4620 or by e-mail at Paul.finnemore@forces.gc.ca.

For more information about the Veterans' Festival in general, please contact the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports' media representative, Catherine Egan, at 250-334-1086 or by e-mail at cegan10@telus.net.

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