Tony Stacey Centre

Tony Stacey Centre

November 10, 2005 07:59 ET

Stacey Centre Veterans Event Features McCallum, Robertson, McTeague

Sold Out Nov 10 fundraising Dinner for Canada's Premiere Long-Term Care Facility for Veterans Also Features Special Guests Dave Devall, Jan Devries, and Veterans Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 10, 2005) - Tickets are sold out for "A Night to Remember," an evening to celebrate Canada's veterans and raise funds for The Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care, Canada's premiere long-term care facility for those who have served our nation.

What:
"A NIGHT TO REMEMBER" Dinner hosted by Dan McTeague, to benefit
the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care, featuring prizes, a silent auction; free antique appraisal; One item per ticket to be appraised by an antique dealer. Item must be smaller than a bread box. If larger, please bring a photo of the item instead.

When:
November 10th - 6pm start with 6:30pm (sharp) welcome from CTV's Lloyd Robertson (latecomers will not be admitted until after the welcome)

Who:
-Keynote Speaker: The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of National Revenue; former Minister of Defence and former Minister of Veterans Affairs ( The Honourable Bill Graham will not be attending)
-Special Welcome: Lloyd Robertson, CTV News
-Special Appearance: Dave Devall, CTV News
-Special Toast to Fallen Comrades: Jan DeVries
-Host: The Honourable Dan McTeague, P.C., M.P.
-Guests of Honour: our Veterans

Where:
Sister's Eatery, 4 Old Kingston Road, West Hill

Why:
In support of the Tony Stacey Centre, Canada's foremost long term care facility for veterans as we remember their sacrifices this Remembrance Day in this, Canada's Year of the Veteran.

Tickets:
Tickets are now sold out; press will be accommodated.

Biographies, event and background information (also quote from Maj-Gen (ret'd) Lewis MacKenzie):

The Honourable John McCallum
John McCallum was first elected to the House of Commons in November 2000. He was re-elected in 2004. From May 2002 to December 2003, he served as Minister of National Defence, and in 2003, as Minister of Veterans Affairs. In July 2004, he was appointed Minister of National Revenue and Chair of the Expenditure Review Committee by Prime Minister Paul Martin.

Lloyd Robertson
As Chief News Anchor and Senior News Editor of CTV News, Lloyd Robertson is the leader of the country's most-watched newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson.

Dave Devall
Dave Devall has been talking about Mother Nature for more than 40 years, having worked at CTV Toronto since the station's inception in 1961. A trusted and familiar face, he does his job with a unique mix of panache, wit, and expertise. Devall's weathercasts are seen on CTV News Toronto at 6:00 p.m. and again at 11:30 p.m.

Jan DeVries
Jan DeVries, a paratrooper in World War II, has been at the forefront of a number of veterans' initiatives, including the realization of the Juno Beach Museum and the fight to keep the Topham Medals in Canada.

The Honourable Dan McTeague
First elected as Member of Parliament in 1993, Dan McTeague was re-elected in 1997 and 2000. In 2004, he was re-elected to represent the newly redistributed riding of Pickering-Scarborough East. He is currently serving as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs with Special Emphasis on Canadians Abroad.

Special Events of the Evening
To commemorate the past, as part of our past, present and future theme for the Night to Remember, EstateNet founder Todd Milks will be on hand to offer a free appraisal to ticket holders attending the event. EstateNet.ca, is a Toronto based company that deals in antique and estate liquidation. They offer certified appraisal services, specialized internet selling and complete content dispersal.

As well, Jeremy Diamond, Manager of the Memory Project
(www.thememoryproject.com) for The Dominion Institute will display information and gather facts surrounding the lives of Veterans.

TSC's Fundraising Needs and Efforts
The Tony Stacey Centre must either upgrade its existing facility or build a new one to meet the provincial government guidelines pertaining to brick and mortar issues and to meet the increasing needs of the veterans it serves now and the veterans it will serve in the future. The goal is to ensure that every Canadian veteran who chooses to do so can continue to live at the facility. Canada has proclaimed 2005 the Year of the Veteran.

The not-for-profit Centre, named for Tony Stacey, the World War II Sergeant who with other veterans fought tirelessly to found it and who died a year and a half ago, is located in Toronto and accepts veterans from across Canada. It 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.

"It's an honour to be associated with soldiers who, through my career, made me look good by their courage and conduct. The Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care, in particular, fulfills an unbelievably important and unique role in looking after our nation's heroes," said Major General (ret'd) Lewis MacKenzie, the Honourary Patron of the Tony Stacey Centre.

"The Tony Stacey Centre is a vital hub in the lives of veterans," said Jan DeVries, noting how essential it is to have a long term care facility where spouses are not separated simply by virtue of illness. "Canada has rallied to preserve our World War II history through the building of monuments, the stamping of coins and the saving of medals - all of which are important. The time has come to help the actual men and women who served our country. World War II Veterans need the Tony Stacey Centre - and so will those who have served our country since and who are serving now," he added

Donations to the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care may be made by contacting the fundraising office at 416-284-3333 or toll free at 1-800-711-0132 or mail donations to 59 Lawson Road, Toronto, On. M1C 2J1. Receipts will be issued for all donations received. Registered Charity #107933103 RR0001. Please visit: www.staceycentre.ca

/For further information: Susan McLennan
Babble On Communications
Ph: (416) 699-1846
Cell: (416) 525-5177
Email: s.mclennan@sympatico.ca

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Contact Information

  • Susan McLennan, Babble On Communications
    Primary Phone: 416-699-1846
    Secondary Phone: 416-525-5177
    E-mail: s.mclennan@sympatico.ca