TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Wounded Warriors.ca is pleased to be named the
beneficiary of the Iceberg Vodka "Remembering Our Heroes" promotion. For every
bottle sold in the month of November 2008, Iceberg Vodka will be donating
$0.50 to WoundedWarriors.ca. Last year's promotion raised in excess of
"We're overjoyed with this announcement by this true Canadian company,"
says Wayne Johnston, the President and founder of Wounded Warriors. "Deciding
to support wounded heroes makes Iceberg a truly heroic Canadian company."
The mandate of WoundedWarriors.ca is to support Canadian service persons
wounded on operations, at the outset of the healing process and beyond. The
fund improves the general morale and welfare of soldiers and their families by
working through first-line caregivers, medical staff, chaplains and military
Assisting Officers assigned to the families of wounded soldiers. It also
supports existing and credible support programs true to the Wounded Warriors
To honour both active and past Canadian military service members, Iceberg
Vodka commissioned acclaimed Canadian artist David Craig to paint a montage
that represents Canadian military heroes through the years. Canadians can
obtain a copy of this artwork at no cost through the fund's website;
"I just wanted to pay tribute to our vast Canadian military history,"
says Mr. Craig. "Anyone that would sacrifice their lives for Canada really
needs to be respected. To me they are all heroes."
Wounded Warriors.ca was started by Captain Wayne Johnston when he was the
military Assisting Officer to Mike McTeague, a 20-year old soldier who was
injured on September 18, 2006 in a suicide bombing near Kandahar City in
Afghanistan. Captain Johnston is a family friend who also recruited Mike into
the Canadian Forces. Wounded Warriors.ca is a registered charity with the
Canada Revenue Agency and associated with Canadahelps.org.
Canadian Iceberg Vodka Corporation is a Canadian owned and based company
that produces premium high quality spirit products. The water used in the
process is the most naturally pure water in the world as it is carefully
harvested from Icebergs off the North-East coast of Newfoundland. Iceberg
Vodka is an advocate of the Drink Responsibly program.
For further information:
For further information: More information on the Wounded Warriors Fund
can be found on the Internet at www.woundedwarriors.ca or to contact the fund
call (647) 221-3334 or email@example.com