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Veteran to hike Rideau Trail from Kingston to Ottawa to raise money for PTSD service dogs

 

Hilaire "Nick" Nicolas, a veteran, is organizing an 11-day, 350km hike along the Rideau Trail between Kingston and Ottawa to raise funds for PTSD service dogs. Kick-off: Sunday, June 21, 10am, Kingston City Hall. Finish line: Canada Day, 1pm, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa. Nick’s story: http://bit.ly/1GAXCb6. Donations: http://bit.ly/1QFoifr (CNW Group/The Write Paige Inc.)
Hilaire “Nick” Nicolas, a veteran, is organizing an 11-day, 350km hike along the Rideau Trail between Kingston and Ottawa to raise funds for PTSD service dogs. Kick-off: Sunday, June 21, 10am, Kingston City Hall. Finish line: Canada Day, 1pm, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa.(CNW Group/The Write Paige Inc.)

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.

Read more about Nick and Boots 4 Pups on the website. Follow Boots 4 Paws on Twitter and like them on Facebook. To donate click here.

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