Friday, January 12, 2007

Toronto Maple Leafs Honour the Military Jan 13th

Thank you Leafs!
Thank you for your support!

The Leafs will honour Canada's armed forces during their game against the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow night at the Air Canada Centre. More than 100 Canadian armed forces personnel from CFB Borden, 8 Wing Trenton, HMCS York and Land Force Central Area who have served in Afghanistan have been invited to watch from the gondola. Prior to the start of the game, four Canadian armed forces personnel will rappel from the arena rafters down to centre ice.

Vice-Chief of Defence and Lieutenant-General Walter J. Natynczyk will be among those scheduled to participate in the ceremonial puck drop.
The Leafs have invited more than 100 Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have served in Afghanistan to watch from the Gondola on Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night Saturday.
Game time: Saturday, January 13th 7:00pm airing on CBC


Dana said...

Go Toronto Go! We'll be sure to watch!

Ann said...

Very Cool!

Military Mom said...

I have received many emails in support of the Leafs honouring our troops. :) I have also forwarded an email to Richard Peddie thanking him and his team and wishing them well on our behalf. Way to go Leafs!

Ann said...

Thanks for the heads up.

I watched the program, and was in tears due to the support it shows for our soldiers.
Our soldiers have spent many years toiling in the dark, feeling little or no support from many Canadians.

My immediate reaction to the tribute was "Thank You" and "Its about time".

Anonymous said...

Thank you to the Toronto Maple Leafs for their support....however, was it me or did they not mention the biggest Military Base in Ontario - CFB Petawawa, where there are currently hundreds of deployed soldiers serving in Afghanistan??
On January 30, it is Military Appreciation Night at the Scotia Bank Place in Ottawa as the Senators take on the Washington Capitals. There are 250 tickets for families of current deployed members to enjoy a nice evening out....
I glad that the community at large is taking the time to recognize the commitment that comes from not only the deployed members, but the families that support them as well!
Wife a 1RCR soldier curently serving in Afghanistan

Military Mom said...

Joanne, you are right. I believe the soldiers at the game were from CFB Trenton. That was so nice that the team had recognized the Forces.
Thanks for the info regarding the Senators. I never knew. I have posted the information in the following blog.

My son is one of the hundreds who have been deployed out of CFB Petawawa to Afghanistan.
My thoughts and prayers are with them all.

Keep well Joanne.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that you have added lots of new info. I think that this is a great site, showing that there are more people than just a 'spouse' supporting these men and women overseas.
I hope that you have some one that can keep you connected with the goings on in Petawawa, as there are many upcoming events to help us ALL prepare from these brave individuals when they return home in February and March. I know that you are several hours from Petawawa by car, but there may be something that sparks your interest......

5:37 PM

Military Mom said...

Thanks JoAnne. Thank you for your help :)
I'd love to be connected with what's happening in Pet.