Honourable Peter MacKay to Attend Ceremony at Historic Fort York
TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Ten children of Canadian military personnel who perished while serving their country will receive post-secondary education scholarships from Canada Company at the fifth annual awards ceremony commencing at 11:00 a.m. at Historic Fort York on Friday, August 17, 2012.
The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence; Blake C. Goldring, Chairman of Canada Company and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AGF Management Limited; and Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin, Commander of the Canadian Army will present eight of the children with scholarships (two in absentia) at the Canada Company Scholarship Fund Awards.
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 Fort York|
|| The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence
Blake C. Goldring, Chairman of Canada Company and Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of AGF Management Limited
Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin, Commander of the Canadian Army
Councillor Michael Thompson, City of Toronto
Members of Canada Company
Eight Scholarship recipients and their families
| Date and Time:
|| Friday, August 17, 2012
Media Access to Site: 10:30 a.m.
Awards Presentation/Press Conference: 11:05 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Interviews with Recipients/Presenters: 11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
|Location:|| Fort York
250 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, ON M5V 3K9
Attention Local Media and Story Editors: Recipients will include representation from Burlington, Ontario; Hamner, Ontario; Pembroke, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; Fredericton, New Brunswick, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Regina, Saskatchewan; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and Edmonton, Alberta.
SOURCE: Canada Company
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