Tuesday October 19, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: October 19, 2006

RED FRIDAY COMES TO BARRIE
RALLY IN MEMORIAL SQUARE TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS



On Friday November 10, Barrie residents can show their support for Canadian troops by wearing red and showing up at a rally in Memorial square.
Red Fridays is a Canada-wide effort, with communities across the country gathering to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made by our troops.
Local Radio personalities Deb James of KOOL FM and Al Brown of Rock 95 are behind bringing Red Friday to Barrie. Says James “Red Fridays is not about supporting the war, or about partisan politics, it’s about supporting the men and women who are serving overseas in incredibly difficult conditions.” She adds, ” It’s about showing our Canadian heroes that we care.”
Brown and James felt that the day before Remembrance Day would be the perfect time for Barrie to show off it’s support. Al Brown pointed out that  “ On November 11 we remember the sacrifices made by veterans of past wars- Red Friday is an extra opportunity to show our support for Canadians who are fighting and dying for our country right now”


WHEN: Friday November 10, 2006 – 12 noon until 1
WHERE: Memorial (Fred Grant Square) – Downtown Barrie
WHAT: You are invited to wear red and show your support for our Canadian Troops serving in Afghanistan and around the world. You will have the opportunity to send your best wishes by signing a huge banner that will be sent to our Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan. Donations will also be accepted for the Wounded Warrior Program.

The Barrie Rally is sponsored by Rock 95, KOOL FM and the Barrie Advance.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Red Friday Canada – www.redfridays.ca
Rock 95 – 725-7304 - Deb James ext 543 or Dave Carr ext. 237
Barrie Advance
www.simcoe.com

 

                      


 

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