North American Moving Services & Canada Company joining forces for bike
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada Company, a charitable business
group, kicked off a unique six day bike marathon challenge tagged '3rd Annual North American Moving Services Tour de Force' to raise money to
fund post secondary scholarships for children of fallen Canadian Forces
personnel. North American Moving Services Canada is a major participant
and the driving force behind this unique journey which began at the Air
Canada Centre this morning for 41 riders and will culminate on
September 22 in Ottawa, Ontario.
"We are honoured to partner with Canada Company in the third annual Tour
de Force in support of the families and children of our Canadian
military," said North American Moving Services' Vice-President, Kevin
Devereux. "This opportunity allows us and all the riders and sponsors
who make this possible to demonstrate our gratitude for the service of
our Canadian Forces members," he added.
The group of 41 riders are travelling through locations in Ontario
including Toronto, Oshawa, Newcastle, Trenton, Kingston, Brockville,
Perth and Ottawa.
The Tour de Force will be divided into six 70 to 127 km stages, concluding every day with
community celebrations and some special activities planned by Canadian
Forces such as Tank and Armoured Personnel Carrier tours, Aircraft
Displays/Flight Simulators, and search and rescue exercises with the
Royal Canadian Navy. Money raised will support the children of military
families by providing funding for programs such as Camps for Kids of
Deployed Soldiers and the Canada Company Scholarship Fund.
"I applaud the numerous supporters and participants who are donating
their time and energy to such a worthy cause," said Peter Hart,
Managing Director of Canada Company. "It is an honour for me to take
part in this bike marathon and to see the support given by all the
local communities to the families of those who serve," he added.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.canadacompany.ca/Tour de Force.
About Canada Company
Canada Company, created in 2006, brings community and business leaders
from across Canada together to support Canadian soldiers and their
families. The Canada Company Scholarship Fund was created in 2008 to
supplement benefits available to the children who have had a parent
perish while on duty. Awarded annually, the scholarships provide $4,000
per year for up to four years for children who qualify. These
scholarships help to offset tuition fees and other living expenses
required to complete a post-secondary education. Since 2008, Canada
Company has awarded 43 individual scholarships to 17 young people.
About North American Moving Services Canada
Established in 1952 in Canada, North American Moving Services is a full
service moving and storage company with agents throughout Canada and
the United States with strong ties to the International Market
throughout the world. A van line that supports The Children's Wish
Foundation, The Children's Miracle Network and other charitable causes,
North American along with their agents are also the official Movers of
the Toronto FC Football Club, Hamilton Bulldogs, Kitchener Rangers,
Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Alouettes and the Montreal Impact.
SOURCE: Canada Company
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3rd Annual North American Moving Services Tour de Force