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Media Advisory: Legion Hosts Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/14 -- Members of the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team and Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Mr. Gordon Moore, wish to invite members of the media and the public to attend the arrival of the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team at Legion House on May 7th, 2014 between 4 and 5pm.

This team of 19 injured individuals is participating in a five-day relay from Canadian Forces Base Trenton to Ottawa to honour Canada's mission in Afghanistan and to raise awareness about the programs available to ill and injured members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Media will also be afforded the opportunity to conduct individual interviews afterwards.

Location: Legion House
          86 Aird Place
          Kanata, ON
          Tel: 613-591-3335

Date:     May 7th, 2014

Timings:

1540      Ceremony in position / Band plays;                GGFG Band
1550      MC Opening Remarks;                               Greg Lagace
1600      Arrival of Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team with
          Chief of the Defence Staff;
1605      O Canada                                          GGFG Band
1607      Chief of the Defence Staff Speech                 Gen Lawson
1610      RCL President Speech                              Gordon Moore
1615      Gift exchange
1620      MC closing remarks;                               Greg Lagace
1620      Media interviews                                  Lt(N) Tremblay
                                                            Bruce Poulin
1630      Reception/BBQ                                     Giant Tiger
1700      Soldier On Afghanistan Relay Team Departs

ABOUT THE LEGION

Established in 1926, the Legion is the largest Veterans' and community support organization in Canada with more than 320,000 members. Its mission is to serve all Veterans including serving Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members as well as their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.

The Legion's Service Bureau Network provides assistance and representation to all Veterans regarding their disability claims, benefits and services from Veterans Affairs Canada and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. In communities across Canada it is the Legion that perpetuates Remembrance through the Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day ceremonies. With more than 1, 460 branches, the Legion supports programs for seniors, Veterans' housing, outreach and visitation, youth leadership, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts.

We Will Remember Them.

Contacts:
Bruce Poulin
Dominion Command
The Royal Canadian Legion
(613) 591-3335 ext. 241
(613) 292-8760 (Cell)
[email protected]

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