Media Advisory/Interview & Photo Opportunity - Canada Company to award scholarships to 11 children of Canadian Forces personnel who perished in the line of duty

Aug 12, 2013, 11:32 ET from Canada Company

TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Eleven children of Canadian military personnel who perished while serving their country will receive post-secondary education scholarships from Canada Company at the sixth annual awards ceremony to be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Toronto-Dominion Centre, Plaza Courtyard.

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, the Commander of the Canadian Army, and Vice-Admiral Mark Norman will be in attendance. Recipients Sheralynn Kennedy, Lynn Squires and mother of recipients Belinda Naismith will speak at the ceremony.

Created in 2006, Canada Company brings business leaders together from across Canada to support Canadian soldiers and their families. The Canada Company Scholarship Fund 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 to 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 at Toronto-Dominion Centre, Plaza Courtyard
Date and Time:   Friday, August 16, 2013
Media Access to Site: 10:45 a.m.
Awards Presentation: 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Interviews with Recipients/Presenters: 11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location:   Toronto-Dominion Centre, Plaza Courtyard Map
66 Wellington St West
Toronto, ON M5K 1A1
  Please note: The Plaza Courtyard is located outside between the TD Bank Tower and TD West Tower, west of the Bymark patio. Directional signage will be posted for your convenience.

Attention Local Media and Story Editors: Recipients will include representation from Burnaby, BC, Edmonton, AB, Fredericton, NB, Halifax, NS, London, ON, Moose Jaw, SK, Ottawa, ON, Pembroke, ON, Winnipeg, MB.

SOURCE Canada Company