WHEN: Thursday, November 1st, 2012 beginning at 5 pm
WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) 255 Front Street West
TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and recently appointed Chief of the Defence Staff General Tom Lawson will join True Patriot Love Co-Founder and Chair Shaun Francis in celebrating the fourth annual Tribute Dinner.
Last year's gala raised in excess of $2.7 million, making the event the Country's largest fundraising dinner for military families. This year's Tribute Dinner will commend the homecoming of many of our servicemen and women as Canada transitions into a new role out of Afghanistan. Once again, Toronto's most influential business and community leaders as well as many distinguished military representatives, celebrities and dignitaries will be participating in this important evening.
True Patriot Love is a national foundation that supports and honours members of the Canadian military and their families. It was founded by a group of citizens dedicated to building bridges between Canadian civilians and their military, in order to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices of soldiers and their families. It is the largest umbrella funder of Canadian military charities, raising over $11MM since its inception in 2009. In celebrating the patriotism of our military families, our foundation also strives to inspire Canadians to serve their country, whether it's in or out of uniform. www.truepatriotlove.com
Other attendees this year include:
- The Honourable Peter Mackay, Minister of the Department of National Defence
- Commodore Mark Watson, Director General Personal and Family Support Services
Joined by True Patriot Love Funding Recipients:
- Sgt. Neilson
- TPL Expedition Team Members MCpl. Burcew (Montreal) and Lt. (N). Quinton-Hickey (Kingston)
*** NOTE TO ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
Press Conference will begin at 5 pm sharp in Room 205D. Arrangements have been made so that TV outlets wishing to broadcast live can cable into that area.
Media are invited to stay through the VIP Reception and Dinner
SOURCE: True Patriot Love Foundation
For further information:
Hilary Coles - Manager, Communications and PR