As we head into summer, Canadians are ready to take in the warm weather and all it has to offer. While we are still in pandemic mode, there is a hint of optimism in the air and exciting things afoot at Canada Company. We are preparing more programs and virtual events so stay tuned for info on how to participate. We are looking forward to our new Junior Canadian Rangers program that will launch in remote and isolated locations across Canada so we can support more young people in more regions. We are also excited to support children of military families by helping them participate in day camps and sleepaway camps this summer. As always, we will continue to serve the brave men and women who put service before self.
Upcoming virtual events
We are proud to announce the guest speakers for our 14th Annual Scholarship Ceremony:
- Chris Hadfield, Astronaut, Engineer, and Pilot
- Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre, Acting Chief of Defence Staff
- Chief Petty Officer First Class Gilles Grégoire, Canadian Armed Forces Chief Warrant Officer
- Katherine Bobbitt, Scholarship Recipient
The ceremony will take place virtually at 2 p.m. EDT, on August 26th, 2021. We are also looking forward to holding our Bursary presentations in the Fall.
Strategic Knowledge Exchange
On May 19th, 2021, the Quebec chapter of Canada Company: Many Ways to Serve partnered with the National Bank to host the first ever virtual Strategic Knowledge Exchange (SKE) event. National Bank CEO, Mr. Louis Vachon, moderated panel discussions on the Reserve Force and its links to the business community. The program was a success, garnering interest in the Reserve Force and reservist’s roles. Thank you to the participants: François Joyet, President of the Canada Company Quebec Chapter; Louis Vachon, President and CEO of the National Bank Honorary Colonel Robinson, General Tardif, General Carpentier, Colonel Cohen, Warrant Officer Avnari, and Corporal Popa.
If you missed this event, you can watch it on-demand here: https://bit.ly/3vjQ3Ap.
We are proud to announce the dedication of a LAV III monument in Regina, Saskatchewan that took place on June 6th. We have 3 more dedications taking place this year. These permanent symbols are a tribute to our Canadian Armed Forces who served and sacrificed in Afghanistan from 2001-2014. Stay tuned for announcements of dedications in Conception Bay South, Winnipeg, and Morinville.
Camp Maple Leaf
June 22nd marked the official opening of the new Arts & Crafts centre at Camp Maple Leaf. This fresh, new, accessible space will serve as an excellent outlet for campers to express themselves and create.
Annual Report 2020
2020 was a challenging yet rewarding year for Canada Company. Catch all the highlights in the 2020 Annual Report in English here:
Here is the report in French: https://www.canadacompany.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/CanCom_Annual_Report_2020_Fre_FINAL.pdf
Thank you for your commitment
As always, we would like to thank the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces who work tirelessly to ensure our safety. We feel incredibly honoured to be able to provide those who serve, and their families, with a sense of community and reasons to celebrate.
Finally, but never lastly, we’d like to thank all our donors for their continued support. Thanks to you, Canada Company will always be here to Serve Those Who Serve.
Blake C. Goldring, C.M., M.S.M., CD
Founder and Chairman of Canada Company