33 Signals Regiment Foundation

33 Signals Regiment Foundation

May 05, 2011 10:33 ET

Operation Wolfpack: Taking Philanthropy to New Heights

The 33 Signals Regiment Foundation is Set to Parachute Train With Pathfinders U.K. in Teuge, Holland, to Support the Soldiers of the Canadian Forces and Their Families.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - When council members of 33 Signals Regiment Foundation came together to brainstorm a way to honour and raise funds for the Canadian Forces, Operation Wolfpack was born.

This thrilling seven-day event, led by Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Justin Fogarty, takes flight May 15, 2011 in Teuge, Holland, where 15 members of the Regimental Council (including three of the Regiment's leading Non-Commissioned Officers sponsored by the Foundation) will participate in the esteemed Pathfinder Parachute jump course at the Dutch National Para Centrum. With the ultimate goal of raising money for soldiers and their families, these intrepid men and women will attempt to earn their Dutch B Wings and replicate a pulse-pounding drill that members of the CanadianForces undertake often. "We can never walk a mile in their shoes, but we can jump a mile in their boots," says Fogarty, stating the Regiment's shared sentiment.

Inspired by the courageous efforts of Canada's military, Operation Wolfpack is raising pledges with a promise of completing at least five parachute jumps at a height of 1,200 feet via round canopy military parachutes. "When you think about all the young men and women who are providing us with the ability to do what we do – by them and by the Canadian government standing up for these important ideals – it gives us, as business people, the ability to carry on and to be successful. So basically we don't have a choice, we have to do something and this is the way we've all decided to do it," says Fogarty.

About 33 Signals Regiment Foundation:

By the patronage of Rick Hillier, Canada's former Chief of the Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces, this not-for-profit Foundation supports Ottawa-based reserve soldiers and related charities, such as The International Knightly Order of St. George;MilitaryFamilies Fund;True Patriot Love Foundation, which was inspired by Shaun Francis of the Young Presidents' Organization and raises funds and awareness to support important causes for our forces; and the great work of Honorary Colonel of the Army Blake Goldring who, apart from his role as chairman and CEO of AGF Management Ltd., founded Canada Company, a group of concerned and influential business leaders from across Canada that works together for important causes to support the Canadian Forces and their families. The 33 Signals Regiment Foundation is directly affiliated with 33 Signals Regiment, a Reserve unit whose lineage goes back to Ottawa's 3 Signals Company, established in 1913. Justin Fogarty is counsel with Heenan Blaikie LLP, and was formally appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel on March 24, 2010. Other members of the Foundation's organizing committee who are jumping in Holland include Glenn Miller of PenEquity Realty Corp., Chris Naudain of the Montage Advisory Group, Major Geoff Blair and WO James Newell. www.33sigs.org.

Donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt. To make a donation, please visit www.canadahelps.org and select the charity profile titled "The Order of St. George."

Contact Information

  • Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Justin Fogarty
    P.O. Box 2900, 333 Bay Street, Suite 2900
    Bay Adelaide Centre Toronto, Ontario M5H 2T4
    (416) 643-6994
    (866) 246-2923 (FAX)
    jfogarty@heenan.ca