Personnel Who Perished While On Duty to Receive Canada Company Scholarships

Third Annual Presentation to Take Place Aboard HMCS Fredericton

TORONTO, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - Eight children of Canadian military personnel who perished while serving their country will receive post-secondary education scholarships from Canada Company at an awards ceremony commencing at 11:00 a.m. aboard HMCS Fredericton in Toronto on Friday, September 3, 2010.

Blake Goldring, Chairman of Canada Company and Chairman and CEO of AGF Management Limited, will present seven of the children with scholarships (one in absentia) at the third annual 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 (CCSF) 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 for 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 aboard the HMCS

    Who:            Blake Goldring, Chairman of Canada Company and Chairman
                    and CEO of AGF Management Limited
                    Rear Admiral Andrew Smith, Chief of Military Personnel,
                    Canadian Forces
                    Members of Canada Company
                    Seven Scholarship recipients and their families

    Date and Time:  Friday, September 3, 2010
                    Media Access to Site: 10:30 a.m.
                    Awards Presentation/Press Conference: 11:00 a.m. - 11:40
                    Interviews with Recipients/Presenters: 11:40 a.m. - 12:15

    Location:       Aboard HMCS Fredericton, Berth 272, Queen's Quay, Toronto
                    (Foot of Yonge Street)

Attention Local Media and Story Editors: Recipients will include representation from Winnipeg, Manitoba; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Pembroke, Ontario; Hanmer, Ontario; Quebec City, Quebec; Kingston, Ontario; and Orillia, Ontario.

SOURCE Canada Company

For further information: For further information: Amanda Marchment, Manager, Public Relations & Public Affairs, Tel: 416-367-1900 Ext. 2140, Email:

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