6th Annual Canadian Walk For Veterans
Everyone who registers for the Canadian Walk For Veterans will receive a 2023 Challenge Coin supplied by Canadian veteran-owned Sharkz Coins based in Esquimalt BC. This years image depicts the iconic picture from the Second World War “Wait for Me, Daddy” taken by Claude P. Dettloff on October 1, 1940 of the British Columbia Regiment marching down Eighth Street at the Columbia Street intersection, New Westminster BC. On the back of the coin is the inscription “Heroes of the Homefront.”
Upon registering, you will receive an email with confirmation of the amount charged to your credit card with a confirmation number. Processing of your credit card payment is handled by “Stripe” a trusted, widely used payment processing company.
Military Family Resource Centres MFRC
Military Family Resource Centres are essentially the heart of their military communities and their goal is to build strong, resilient individuals, families and communities. Dedicated staff are frontline service providers, responsible for connecting military families to a wide range of programs and services. They understand the military lifestyle and are there to help find answers to the questions that come up as a result of military life. Dealing with difficult situations can often feel overwhelming and intimidating for the family members of those serving and whether they need advice on navigating family relationships, have questions about what to expect during military life or are seeking counseling services, the compassionate professionals at Military Family Resource Centres are there to support them in a safe environment.
This year, net proceeds from the 2023 Canadian Walk For Veterans will go toward supporting the valuable work of Military Family Resource Centers that are situated in regions where in-person events are held. However, three years of COVID-19 has taken a toll on many military, veteran and first responder organizations that rely on fundraising to continue their work of providing support through rehabilitation services and helping develop the tools needed to cope. Therefore, a portion of this year’s net proceeds will also go to those organizations that form a team and hold a Canadian Walk For Veterans event in their respective towns. Additional funds raised through national sponsorship and “virtual” registrations will be distributed to all recipient organizations on a prorated basis.