Tony Stacey Centre

Tony Stacey Centre

October 13, 2005 11:08 ET

Veterans Helped by Graham, Robertson, MacKenzie and McTeague

Tony Stacey Centre Fundraising Dinner November 10th in Time for Remembrance Day Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 13, 2005) - Tickets go on sale today 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*

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 Bill Graham, Minister of Defense
-Special Welcome: Lloyd Robertson, CTV News
-Special Remarks: Major-General (Ret'd) Lewis MacKenzie (Tony Stacey Centre's Honourary Patron)
-Host: The Honourable Dan McTeague, P.C., M.P.

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: $100.00 each (tax receipt available for portion of ticket cost)
-Limited number of tickets
-call Laureen at (905) 839-6297 or Sherri at (416) 284-3333 to purchase

*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.

The Honourable Bill Graham
First elected as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre (formerly Toronto Centre-Rosedale) in 1993, Bill Graham was re-elected in 1997, 2000 and 2004.
Following the 2004 election, Mr. Graham was appointed Minister of National Defence. As Defence Minister, he has introduced the new Defence Policy Statement which represents the most significant change to Canada's military in fifteen years. He has also secured $13 billion in new funds for our military over the next five years - the largest increase in defence spending in a generation.

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.

Major General (ret'd) Lewis MacKenzie
Considered the most experienced peacekeeper in the world, Major-General (ret'd) Lewis MacKenzie encapsulates what being a leader truly is.

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.

Momentum is picking up across Canada on the fundraising efforts by the Stacey Centre to raise the $2.5 million dollars needed to meet more recent provincial government guidelines pertaining to brick and mortar issues. 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 fought tirelessly to found it and who died just over a year 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.

Jan DeVries, a paratrooper in World War II who 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, and Dan McTeague, the MP serving Pickering-Scarborough East, are leading the charge to raise awareness - and funds - to help the Tony Stacey Centre continue its mission of caring for those who gave so much for our nation.

"The Tony Stacey Centre is a vital hub in the lives of veterans," said DeVries noting the importance of having a 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 and the saving of medals - all of which are important. Now 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," he added

To order tickets, please call Laureen from Dan McTeague's office at (905) 839-6297 or Sherri at the Tony Stacey Centre (416) 284-3333. 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