Tony Stacey Centre

Tony Stacey Centre

April 01, 2006 07:30 ET

Reminder: Piper, VIP's Launch Boston Pizza's Gift to Veterans, Legionnaires

Grand Opening of Newest Local Boston Pizza Chain Location Serving up Value and Help to Those Who Have Served Canada Attention: Assignment Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO/VAUGHAN ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - April 1, 2006) - A piper piping in piping hot pizza and a ribbon cutting by Ward 4 City Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco of Vaughan will help World War II Veterans and Legion executive on hand mark the April 1 opening of a new Boston Pizza location at Vaughan Mills Mall where a new programme to benefit the residents of the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Members will be announced. The announcement comes just two days before what would have been the 86th birthday for Tony Stacey, the veteran who fought so tirelessly to found the centre and who died two years ago at the age of 84.

Effective April 1, simply by presenting their 2006 Royal Canadian Legion membership or Life member cards, all Royal Canadian Legion members are eligible for 10% off their total party's food bill at four Boston Pizza locations owned by Steve Clayton and Anil Kapur. Additionally, these Boston Pizza locations will donate 5% of these receipt values to the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care, Canada's premiere long-term care facility for veterans. Additional benefits and fundraising initiatives will be announced closer to Legion Week in September.

Store Opening:

What: Boston Pizza, Vaughan store opening, launch of "Slices To Remember" for Veterans and Legionnaires.

Where: Vaughan Mills, 3255 Rutherford Road, Vaughan, Ontario, 905-789-6625

When: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Who: Ward 4 Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco, Piper Terry Haines, World War II Veterans Roy Pryke, Ken May and Past District Commander - Legion Lilian Jardine

Programme Details:

What: "Slices to Remember"

When: April 1 - December 31, 2006 with additional fundraising activities planned for the entire month of September to commemorate Legion Week, September 17-23

Where: 4 Boston Pizza locations owned by Steve Clayton and Anil Kapur

Who: Benefiting active 2006 Royal Canadian Legion membership and Tony Stacey Centre Residents

The participating locations are:

2458 Queen St.E.
Brampton, Ont.

190 Rimrock Rd.
North York, Ont.

7020 Warden Ave.
Markham, Ontario

Vaughan (opening Apr.1/06):
Vaughan Mills
3255 Rutherford Road
Vaughan, Ontario

"We at Boston Pizza are proud to reward members of the Royal Canadian Legion, a great organization, and to help them help the veterans of the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care. We must never forget those who sacrificed so much for our freedom," said Joe Craveiro, Director of Sales and Marketing for this group of Boston Pizza Restaurants.

Coordinator Stuart McLaughlan, 2nd Vice-president and Public Relations Officer, Royal Canadian Legion Wilson Branch 527, said "We're grateful to Boston Pizza for recognizing our volunteer members and for supporting our efforts to help the Tony Stacey Centre. We hope this initiative spreads to other Boston Pizza locations in Canada and to other retail outlets. Thank you Boston Pizza!"

Located in Toronto, the not-for-profit Tony Stacey Centre accepts veterans from across Canada and is distinguished by the fact that it is the only veterans' long term care facility that accepts non-serving spouses of veterans, non-overseas veterans, veterans of conflicts post Korea and peacekeepers. Donations may be made through the fundraising office: 416-284-3333 or toll free at 1-800-711-0132; mail donations to 59 Lawson Road, Toronto, On. M1C 1C8. Receipts issued for all donations received. Registered Charity #107933103 RR0001. Please visit:

/For further information: Susan McLennan
Babble On Communications
Media Counsel (Pro Bono) for Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care
Ph: 416) 699-1846
Cell: (416) 525-5177

Contact Information

  • Susan McLennan, Babble On Communications
    Primary Phone: 416-699-1846
    Secondary Phone: 416-525-5177