/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Interview & Photo Opportunity - Canada Company to Award Scholarships to Eight Children of Canadian Forces Personnel Who Perished In the Line of Duty/

TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Eight children of Canadian military personnel who perished while serving their country will receive post-secondary education scholarships from Canada Company at the seventh annual awards ceremony to be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Toronto-Dominion Centre, Plaza Courtyard.

During the ceremony, Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, the Commander of the Canadian Army will represent the Canadian Forces.  Laura Squires, daughter of the late Sgt. Hedley Jerry Squires [d: August 25, 1999] and Francis Paul, son of the late Capt. Frank Paul [d:  February 10, 2010] will speak on behalf of the recipients.  Blake Goldring, Chairman and CEO, AGF Management Limited and Founder and Chair of Canada Company will address the audience of hundreds from Toronto's business community.

Created in 2006, Canada Company brings business leaders together from across Canada to support Canadian soldiers and their families. The Canada Company Scholarship Fund was created in 2007 to supplement benefits available to children who have had a parent perish while on duty. Awarded annually, the scholarships provide $4,000 per year for up to four years to children who qualify. These scholarships help to offset tuition fees and other living expenses required to complete a post-secondary education.

Event:   Canada Company Scholarship Awards at Toronto-Dominion Centre,
Plaza Courtyard
Date and Time:   Friday, August 8, 2014
  Media Access to Site: 10:45 a.m.
  Awards Presentation: 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
  Interviews with Recipients/Presenters: 11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location:   Toronto-Dominion Centre, Plaza Courtyard Map
  66 Wellington St West
  Toronto, ON M5K 1A1
  Please note: The Plaza Courtyard is located outside between the TD Bank
Tower and TD West Tower, west of the Bymark patio. Directional signage will
be posted for your convenience.

Attention Local Media and Story Editors: Recipients will include representation from Edmonton, AB, Fredericton, NB, Moose Jaw, SK, Ottawa, ON, Petawawa, ON, Winnipeg, MB.

SOURCE: Canada Company

For further information:

Emily Richardson / Katie Skinner
NATIONAL Public Relations on behalf of Canada Company
416-848-1715 / 416-848-1391

Pamela Marchant
Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
AGF Investment Inc.

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