Out & About

Highlights from events, activities and functions, plus, organizations asking for military families’ input

Loops for Troops

Over 800 participants and several hundred volunteers came out to take part in this years annual Loops For Troops Run. Although the final total of funds raised hasn’t been tallied, organizers say a considerable amount of funds were raised to help military families again this year. more…

The Van Doos in Afghanistan

To mark Remembrance Day, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will make Claude Guilmain’s documentary The Van Doos in Afghanistan available on the NFB website, free of charge, for a 24-hour period on November 11. more…

True Patriot Love – Canadians continue to support CF Families

Acknowledged as Gala of the Year by the National Post, this year’s dinner is expected to raise $2.5 million as the True Patriot Love Gala marks its third year in Toronto. more…

We Will Remember Them
A special Remembrance Day documentary: We Will Remember Them, will air on CBC’s Doc Zone at 8 pm on November 11th and run commercial free for two hours. more…

Michelle Obama talks about military families
Michelle Obama addresses a women’s conference in California in September 2010. She talks about the unique qualities that military families have and the challenges they face. watch now…

Calling for Staying Connected Ideas
The Phoenix Centre is looking for military families to share their deployment strategies. The centre is aware that many military families have incorporated some healthy and helpful ways for children and their military parent to stay connected through a deployment. more…

The Royal Visit
Prince Charles meets wounded soldiers, presents colours, honours navy on 11-day visit. more…

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