Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Calling All Military Families....



In support of the Chief of Defence Staff Military Families Fund

Friday 29 June 2007

from 1000 to 1500 hrs

127 York Street

in the

Byward Market - Ottawa, ON

If you are unable to attend, phone or email and leave a message for your loved ones overseas!! (see the number/address below)
Military families.. this is a chance to reach out to our troops overseas!

98.5 The Jewel, radio station in Ottawa is answering General Hillier’s call to action. From the front steps of their station at 127 York Street, in the heart of the Byward Market, 98.5 The Jewel will kick off Canada Day with a Live Broadcast and Fundraising BBQ in support of the newly established Chief of Defence Staff’s Military Families Fund on Friday, June 29th from 10am to 3pm.

“Your efforts to support our troops in Afghanistan, and all our military families through your fundraising BBQ on the eve of Canada Day is a brilliant expression of support for our troops, and something that you well know is near and dear to my heart”

- General Rick Hillier, Chief of Defence Staff.

M&M Meats is providing the hamburgers for a minimum donation of $3.00. All proceeds from the sale of hamburgers will be donated to the Military Families Fund.

The live broadcast may be heard throughout the world through the Internet but more importantly it will be heard in Kandahar, Afghanistan – the broadcast will provide an opportunity to link deployed soldiers with their families here in Ottawa. Messages to friends or loved ones can be left :

on voicemail number: 613-241-4317 extension 2298

or can be posted/email to: recruitthenation@985thejewel.com

In attendance will be families of our deployed troops and celebrities.

Gen Hillier will be present at approximately 1330 hrs.

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