OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of
Veterans Affairs, participated in the 2012 edition of the Canada Army
Run today in Ottawa.
"I feel honoured and privileged to have had the opportunity to run
alongside men and women in uniform, Veterans and their families," said
Minister Blaney. "It makes me proud to witness first hand their
determination and perseverance, and to see people from all walks of
life and from all ages take part in this very special event. Events
like the Canada Army Run provide an opportunity for Canadians to join
together with the Canadian Forces in the spirit of camaraderie and
Many Veterans Affairs Canada staff also participated in the run,
providing yet another example of the Department's commitment to work
with the Canadian Forces to create a culture of knowledge and respect
for military service.
2012 marks the 5th anniversary of the Canada Army Run. This annual event, organized by the
Canadian Army in Ottawa, raises awareness of the Army and promotes
fitness. It includes two events: the 5K and the half marathon.
Participants can walk, run, or roll. This is the fastest growing
running event in Canada, and more than 18,000 participants have
registered this year.
Image with caption: " The Honourable Steven Blaney, minister of Veterans Affairs, as he finishes the 5 k race during the Ottawa Army Run. The race brought together men and women in uniform, Veterans and their families and numerous runners. (CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120923_C8907_PHOTO_EN_18317.jpg
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
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