First Annual Bravo Zulu Dinner

Canadian Celebrities and Canadian Armed Forces Leadership to attend inaugural Bravo Zulu Dinner 

OTTAWA, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Chief of Defence Staff General Tom Lawson and senior Canadian Armed Forces leadership will join with Canadian celebrities and business leaders at a gala dinner in support of Forces@WORK, a proven not-for-profit initiative that has achieved a success rate of almost 90% in helping transitioning ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members find rewarding civilian careers. Bravo Zulu Dinner will be held on June 11, 2015, at 6:00p.m., at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa.

Bravo Zulu is military signals code for "well done." The Bravo Zulu Dinner Gala will raise funds for Forces@WORK, a proven initiative from Prospect Human Services, an innovative Alberta not-for-profit organization. Prospect and Forces@WORK have already helped hundreds of ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces Veterans prepare for, find and keep rewarding jobs in the private sector. The organization's motto is "Break barriers. Employ change."

"Our Canadian Armed Forces members have helped to achieve operational excellence defending Canada and Canadian interests," said General Lawson. "We're proud of what they have accomplished while in uniform, and we're excited about what they can do, with help from programs such as Forces@WORK, bringing their unique skills, leadership, teamwork, dedication and loyalty to organizations in the private sector."

Attendance at this gala evening is limited to just 400 guests.  The night will be hosted by distinguished CTV and TSN media personality, Brian Williams. Many of the guest tables will enjoy the company of a Canadian celebrity and a senior military officer as goodwill ambassadors.

Melanie Mitra, CEO of Prospect, says "Since we created Forces@WORK in Alberta in 2012, we've experienced a very rewarding success rate and a satisfaction rating of 4.8 out of 5 from veterans. The Bravo Zulu Dinner will help us raise funds to expand and satisfy demand from other locations in Canada."

Additional information is available at www.forcesatwork.ca.

SOURCE Prospect Human Services

For further information: Media information: Peter Hart, President, PLH & Associates Ltd., 647-224-0634, peter@plhmanagement.ca; Melanie Mitra, CEO, Prospect Human Services, 403-921-3036, Melanie.Mitra@prospectnow.ca

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