OTTAWA /CNW/ – On Sunday, June 21, 2015, Canadian Armed Forces veteran Hilaire “Nick” Nicolas will launch “Boots 4 Pups” by beginning an 11-day hike along the historic Rideau Trail to raise awareness and funds for Citadel Canine Society—a registered Canadian charity that is dedicated to helping improve the lives of veterans and first responders who have been diagnosed with PTSD by matching them with professionally trained PTSD service dogs. Many of these dogs are being rescued from shelters and once screened and trained, are provided at no cost to the recipient.
Nick and a close-knit entourage of supporters will launch from Kingston City Hall and walk just over 30 km per day. They plan to cross the finish line amidst family-friendly Canada Day festivities at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa on July 1st, 2015.
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