Media Advisory - Remembrance Week Speaker/Interview Subject

    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Media are invited to contact Mr. Wayne Johnston
to speak about the current generation of Canadian war veterans. He is the
president and founder of Wounded, a registered charity established
to support Canadian service members wounded on operations.
    For many years, Remembrance Day observations have focused on the
sacrifices of World Wars I & II, Korea and the peacekeeping era. Since 2005,
the Canadian military has been sending more than 5,000 troops to serve in
Afghanistan every year. This continues to be a very dangerous mission and
Canada once again has a generation of soldiers, comprised of young men and

    -   Wayne has worked in the area of casualty management through the
        charity and with the military for the past couple of years and can
        speak about his experiences;
    - has been the beneficiary of an overwhelming
        outpouring of support from individual Canadians, companies and
    -   More than 2,500 Ontario-based soldiers (from CFB Petawawa) are
        presently serving a six-month tour in Afghanistan;
    -   The work of the fund increasingly has focused on assisting soldiers
        contending with non-visible wounds, in the form of post-traumatic
        stress injuries;
    - has been named the beneficiary of the Iceberg
        Vodka "Remembering Our Heroes" charitable promotion. For the month of
        November 2008, $0.50 from every bottle sold will be donated to the

    Wounded 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,
Afghanistan. Captain Johnston is a family friend who also recruited Mike into
the Canadian Forces.

    Wayne lives and works in the Greater Toronto Area and is available for
interview in person or by phone across Canada. He may be contacted at or by phone at 647-221-3334.

For further information:

For further information:, (647) 221-3334,

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