W. Garfield Weston Foundation supports Canada Company

(L) to (R): Blake Goldring, Canada Company Founder; Eliza Mitchell, Executive Director of W. Garfield Weston Foundation; and Kevin Reed, Canada Company member and Board of Directors

Canada Company was pleased to receive a donation of $25,000 from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation on February 4, 2011 to support financial aid for post-secondary education for Children of the Fallen.

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is a strong supporter of Canada Company. The Foundation explains on its website the involvement of its namesake in the Canadian Forces: “Willard Garfield Weston was born above his father’s Toronto bakery in 1898, the eldest son of George and Emma Weston. As a young man, he worked in his father’s biscuit factory.

An idealist, Garfield was eager to do his part in the First World War and enlisted at 18 with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. Stationed in France, he saw frontline action and drove a six-horse wagon laying telegraph cables for battlefield communications. Garfield spent his army leaves visiting English bakeries to learn more about the business.”

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