Enbridge and True Patriot Love Unveil Highway of Heroes Bridge Plaque
Pictured at the unveiling of the Enbridge Highway of Heroes plaque are: Michael Burns, Vice Chair of True Patriot Love, The Honourable Brad Duguid, MPP for Scarborough Centre & Minister of Energy, Glenn Beaumont, Senior Vice President, Enbridge Gas Distribution and General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier.
In partnership with True Patriot Love Foundation and the Government of Ontario, Enbridge Gas Distribution is working to commemorate the sacrifices made by the service men and women of Canada's armed forces, along with their families. Enbridge is proud to sponsor the Victoria Park bridge that spans the Highway of Heroes, the road on which many fallen Canadian troops make their final journey.
The sponsorship provided by Enbridge and other corporate sponsors will help True Patriot Love support military families through programs that help send children to summer camps, provide psychological counseling, retrofit homes and cars for soldiers returning with injuries or amputations, and rehabilitate wounded soldiers through sport. True Patriot Love works to provide the men and women of Canada's armed forces with the support and respect that they have earned in service to their country.
Glenn Beaumont, Senior Vice President, Enbridge Gas Distribution, said that Enbridge has a long history of supporting military service. 'Since its founding in 1848 as Consumers Gas, Enbridge has always been committed to the communities we serve. And like those communities, we have had some of our Enbridge family serve in Canada's armed forces. In World War I and World War II, hundreds of Enbridge employees served in the Canadian armed forces."
"When a fallen soldier makes his or her final journey home," continued Glenn, "many will pass the Victoria Park bridge, just steps from our Toronto offices. That proximity to their final journey and the long heritage that Enbridge has with the Canadian armed forces make this a sponsorship that is close to the heart of many of our employees, including those with family members currently serving. It is a privilege to support military families and we thank True Patriot Love and the Government of Ontario for the opportunity to do so."
From 2009 to 2011, True Patriot Love has raised over $6 million to support military familes. Enbridge is proud to offer its support. Visit Donations and Sponsorships for more information on some of the initiatives supported by Enbridge.