Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 17, 2009 16:36 ET

Provincial Awards Ceremony Recognizes Employers Who Support Canadian Forces Reservists

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) - The Honourable Norman L. Kwong, CM, AOE, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, presided over an awards ceremony organized by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) on Friday, March 6, at Government House, in Edmonton. The ceremony recognized civilian employers who have shown support toward employees who are also Reservists in the Canadian Forces.

Also in attendance were Colonel Art Wriedt, Commander 41 Canadian Brigade Group, and Mr. Gary Agnew, Alberta Provincial Chair for the CFLC.

The following organizations received provincial awards:

- the City of Calgary, as represented by His Worship David Bronconnier, Mayor;

- ECL Group of Companies;

- Wheatland and District Emergency Medical Services;

- St. Joseph's Collegiate, Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools;

- Mount Royal College;

- UPA Construction Group LP;

- Delta Valve Canada, a Division of Curtiss Wright Flow Control; and

- D.A. Watt Consulting Group Ltd..

The CFLC is a group of civilian business leaders and educators who volunteer their time and effort to promote the primary Reserve Force - Canada's part-time military - by highlighting the benefits of Reserve Force training and experience to the civilian workplace.

The mandate of the CFLC is to enhance the availability of Reservists for military duty by obtaining the support and co-operation of organization leaders in Canada. CFLC's vision is that all organization leaders in Canada actively support Reservists.

Official awards ceremonies are one means of recognizing supportive employers, who are nominated by individual Reservist employees. These awards enable the mission of the CFLC: To educate organization leaders on the CF Reserves and encourage them to support training and operations with minimal impact on the Reservist.

Contact Information

  • Lieutenant Colonel Brian Hodgson
    Chief Reserves and Cadets
    Captain John Weingardt
    Public Affairs Officer
    CFLC Secretariat