Gala supporting veterans sells out early

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The Atlantic Maple Leaf Newfoundland and Labrador Tribute Dinner has sold out, with a ticket total of more than 700.

The dinner is designed to recognize the contributions of military personnel and remember their sacrifices, and will take place June 27. Event organizers from the Atlantic Maple Leaf and the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador are pleased with the news.

“The success of this gala is testament to the profound support the people of our communities have for our men and women in uniform, and to the incredible generosity of our sponsors,” said Bill Mahoney, dinner chairman, in a news release.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to charitable organizations that support military veterans and their families.

“It is ... humbling to see how Canadians notice and value the work and sacrifices made by the members of the Canadian Armed Forces, both at home and abroad,” said Defense Minister Peter MacKay.

“Taking care of our troops and recognizing them is one of my top priorities and I am very proud to see that people from the Maritimes do the same.”

The gala is a black tie event that will be held at the St. John’s Convention Centre.

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Organizations: Atlantic Maple Leaf Newfoundland and Labrador Tribute Dinner, Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadian Armed Forces Convention Centre.telegram

Geographic location: Maple Leaf

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  • John
    June 25, 2013 - 19:56

    It's no wonder about the support to the Armed Forces from this province in particular. We have 1% of the Canadian population and depending on who you listen to, we provide 10% + of the Armed Forces.