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Event offers insight and perspective from women serving in the military

To gain insight into the unique perspectives of women who serve and provide a platform to learn from their lessons of leadership, courage, and resiliency, True Patriot Love is hosting receptions to edcuate Canadians and raise funds for the Capt. Nichola Goddard Fund.

In its second year, True Patriot Love Foundation is once again is raising funds that will benefit military community programs through the Capt. Nichola Goddard Fund.

“We are very grateful for the support we received at the recent sold-out event in Toronto, and we are confident that we will replicate this success at the Calgary and Vancouver events in the Spring of 2020,” says True Patriot Love CEO Nick Booth.

Having already reached over 50 per cent of their $100,000 goal during their Toronto event in October, Booth says True Patriot Love will work in collaboration with a Disbursement Advisory Committee on the distribution of funds, which includes representation from the Goddard family.

“Funds from the event benefit the Captain Nichola Goddard Fund, which was established in memory of Captain Nichola Goddard, who was tragically killed at age 26, making her the first Canadian servicewoman to die in a combat role,” says Booth. “The fund benefits community programs that support servicewomen, Veteran women, and their families.”

Each event will include a panel of women who will share their experiences as leaders within the Canadian Armed Forces.

All reception events are open to the public, but there are a limited number of tickets available. Tickets are available for purchase for $200, and there are a variety of other ways to support these events with sponsorship opportunities and donations.

“The event was conceptualized to gain insight into the unique perspectives of women who serve and provide a platform to learn from their lessons of leadership, courage, and resiliency,” says Booth. “Some of the panelists have or are in the process of transitioning to civilian careers, and the discussion draws parallels between the military and business landscapes. As such, it is relevant for both military and civilian attendees.”

Last year, TPL hosted its first annual reception in Toronto, which raised $56,000 for the fund. They have now increased their goal, and their outreach to host a reception event in the three following cities: Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

More information about the Calgary and Vancouver events will be available here. And for more information about the Capt. Nichola Goddard Fund visit the TPL website here.

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Paige LeClair

As a recent graduate from the St. Thomas University Journalism program, Paige has a passion for storytelling and investigative journalism. In 2016, she, along with her journalism team were awarded first place at the Emerge Media Awards in the multimedia category. The team was also a finalist at the Canadian Association of Journalist Awards. She is excited to work with other military spouses providing stories and information to the military community. Paige is newly married to Andrew, a Lineman, and moved to their first posting in Petawawa in May of this year. She is excited to begin this journey with Andrew, their dog Diablo, and cat, Linux

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