THUNDER BAY – The Ride Across Canada to Support Veterans stopped in Thunder Bay today on its cross-country journey to raise awareness on supporting Canadian Veterans returning from service overseas.
Unlike at the end of World War Two, today, organizers state, veterans return home in small numbers, one or two at a time. They are often in need of help and support to get back on their feet and fit back into society.
www.communitiesforveterans.ca is the website for the journey.
Our mission is to bring communities together through the introduction of their veterans on a horseback ride across Canada.
Canada continues to be home to over 540,000 veterans whose average age is fifty-six (56).
In order to understand our veterans and their needs, it is imperative that we hear their stories and get a clear vision of who our veterans are.
The Ride Across Canada introduces the faces and stories of over 700 veterans from Victoria to St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Throughout the ride, our goal is to share stories, encourage discussion and bridge the gap between our civilian and military communities.