OTTAWA, Sept. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined his colleague, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, to greet men and women in uniform, Veterans and their families at the start line of the 6th Canada Army Run.
"As Minister of Veterans Affairs, I am honoured to thank all participants for supporting our nation's truest heroes in the 2013 Canada Army Run," said Minister Fantino.
The Canadian Army in Ottawa organizes the Canada Army Run every year to raise awareness of the Army, to promote fitness, and to provide an opportunity for Canadians to join together with the Canadian Armed Forces in the spirit of camaraderie and mutual respect. More than $150,000 was raised at last year's run for Soldier On and the Military Families Fund. The run is now the fastest growing running event in Canada with approximately 22,000 runners this year.
Veterans Affairs Canada has proudly served Veterans for more than half a century. The Department provides quality service that is streamlined, modern and responsive to the men and women who serve our country.
For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada's programs and services, please visit veterans.gc.ca.
Image with caption: "Minister Fantino greets a participant at the 2013 Canada Army Run. (CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130922_C9489_PHOTO_EN_31165.jpg
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
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