2016 Tour of Duty was a great success
We are happy to share that our inaugural Coast to Coast Tour of Duty was a great success. What began as a bold idea became a reality on 11 June 2016. We had teams of volunteers and invited guests on the streets in St. John’s, Charlottetown, Halifax, Fredericton, Montreal, Toronto, Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. Each group set out at 1:00 pm in their respective time zones and walked the streets and visited shelters. Collectively, we had 198 participants across the 13 cities. Roughly 32 people identified to our volunteers as being Veterans and immediately following the walk seven of those reached out for assistance.
Our special guests included 11 Members of Parliament, one former MP, one Member of Provincial Parliament and several Veterans Affairs Canada employees. We were also very honoured to be joined by Chaplain General, Brigadier General Guy Chapdelaine in St. John’s and musician Séan McCann, former member of Great Big Sea who is our Guitars for Vets National Ambassador.
Special guest, Chaplain General, Brigadier General Guy Chapdelaine, left.
Special guest Séan McCann
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