International Women's Day
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm | Perley Rideau Cafeteria
Sponsored by Beechwwod Funeral, Cemetery, and Cremation Services, Home of the home of the National Military Cemetery, the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery and the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery.
A High Tea featuring guest speakers to honour female Veterans who call the Perley Rideau home as well as serving women. This fundraising event will encourage partnerships as we celebrate International Women’s Day together. You will have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with female WWII and Korean War Veterans.
EVENT THEME: Women and Strength
One of the confirmed guest speakers is Major (Ret’d) Sandra Perron. In 1990, Sandra Perron became a notable figure in Canada’s military history, the nation’s first female infantry officer. She graduated near the top of her class in both combat training and the Airborne parachutist course, and joined the Royal 22e Régiment (the famed Van Doos). Perron deployed twice to peacekeeping missions in the former Yugoslavia, the second time as an anti-tank platoon commander, which earned her the UN force’s exceptional service commendation.
Ways to support the Perley Rideau Foundation
Funds collected during this special event will go towards the mission of the Foundation. Our mission is to raise funds to help the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre achieve excellence in the health, safety and well-being of seniors and Veterans with a focus on innovation in person centred and frailty informed care and service.
During a High Tea, some of Canada's most remarkable pioneers of women in the service will receive a special shawl, handmade by Mylene Levesque. You are invited to sponsor one of these beautiful shawls. Your name will be shared with the recipients for a minimum donation is $40. Donate online
Table sponsorship available.For more inforamtion, click International Women Sponsorship Opportunity - 171108.pdf
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