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2nd Annual VETS Canada Coast to Coast Tour of Duty

Volunteers across Canada to Search for Homeless Veterans

ACROSS CANADA – Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) is hosting its second annual Coast to Coast Tour of Duty in communities across Canada on Saturday June 10th at 13h00 local time. The Tour of Duty is a national walk to raise awareness of veteran homelessness and to locate veterans on the streets or in shelters in need of help.

Walks will be led by teams of volunteers in seventeen cities: St. John’s, Sydney, Charlottetown, Halifax, Dartmouth, Fredericton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor, Chatham, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver.

Quick Facts

  •  VETS Canada, a national charity and service provider of Veterans Affair Canada, has assisted more than 1600 homeless & in-crisis veterans since 2010.
  • The VETS Canada Coast to Coast Tour of Duty is an annual, national event aimed at locating / assisting veterans in need and encouraging dialogue at the local national level regarding veteran homelessness.
  •  Media are invited to attend a local walk, and/or complete an interview with a VETS Canada representative prior to the event. See contact information below.

Quote

“At VETS Canada, we are boots on the ground; locating homeless veterans and getting them off the streets and back on their feet. The Tour of Duty allows us to locate veterans in crisis from coast to coast while also raising awareness of the issue of veteran homelessness. We strive to build a better understanding of our mission within the larger community; that help is available. We are here to help “

–        Jim Lowther, VETS Canada Co-Founder / CEO & President

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