Media Advisory - Consul General of France (Toronto) awards two Canadian war veterans with Legion of Honour

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to join representatives from Centennial College, France and the Canadian Armed Forces for the presentation of France's highest military service award, the l'Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur (the Legion of Honour), to Jim Jenkins, 19th Field Artillery, Royal Canadian Artillery, and Martin Maxwell of the British Glider Regiment, for their service in the liberation of France during the Second World War.

The medals will be awarded as part of Centennial's Remembrance Day observance at the college's Story Arts Centre in East York, hosted by journalism professor and author Ted Barris.


Friday, November 11 at 2 PM


Story Arts Centre, Centennial College

951 Carlaw Avenue (at Mortimer), Toronto


Consul General Marc Trouyet, Consul General of France (in Toronto)

Jim Jenkins, Veteran, Canadian Armed Forces

Martin Maxwell, Veteran (British), Glider Regiment

Theo Hopkinson, Veteran, British Counter Intelligence

Esther Thorley, Veteran, Canadian Women's Army Corps

Ted Barris, Professor, Centennial College


Photo opportunities and one-on-one interviews will be available immediately following the ceremony.

SOURCE Centennial College

For further information: Media contact: Ted Barris, Journalism Professor, Centennial College,, 416-289-5000, ext. 8805


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