For Immediate Release:
October 17, 2006
1st Red Fridays Rally
Edmonton, AB. – Married
to the Canadian Forces, and Edmonton Salutes,
supported by ATCO Group, are pleased to invite you to take
part in Edmonton’s first ever Red Fridays Rally on November
3, 2006 at Sir Winston Churchill Square. The rally will
run from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Included in the day’s events will be speeches by Colonel
Jon Vance, Commander, 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group,
Edmonton Salutes Co-Chair Councillor, Ed Gibbons
and Master Corporal Paul Franklin, who recently suffered
the loss of his legs during a tour in Afghanistan. As well,
Shawn Hlookoff, a British Columbia musician, will be in
Edmonton to perform his “Soldier” tribute song and the Guthrie
School Choir will be singing Oh Canada.
The rally will include face painting, the sale of Red Fridays
and Yellow Ribbon products and much more. All proceeds from
the sale of Red Fridays and Yellow Ribbons products will
go to support the Edmonton Military Family Resource Centre.
The primary goal of this rally is to show support to our
military. It is not to highlight any particular group, political
party, or mission. More so, it is a chance for Edmonton
to show its appreciation to our troops and an opportunity
for our citizens to say thank you.
For more information, please contact Married to the
Canadian Forces Public Affairs Representative, Rachel
Lambert, at 780-973-3133 or by e-mail at
Public Affairs Manager