To commemorate Remembrance Day, Bruce Power held a ceremony on its site to honour Canada’s soldiers, veterans and those who have died in the line of duty.
The company also presented a $110,000 cheque to Wounded Warriors Canada.
“It’s humbling, the courage and strength the members of our Armed Forces show every day,”
said Harry Hall, Vice President, Supply Chain, who is himself a veteran.
“We hope this donation will make it easier for our wounded soldiers to transition back to civilian life.”
The money was raised earlier this year through Bruce Power’s Supply Chain at its annual suppliers’ conference, in Collingwood. As a result, $210,000 was raised, with the United Way of Bruce-Grey receiving the other $100,000.
Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization that assists Canadian Forces members who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada. The foundation provides assistance to transition the soldiers back to civilian life. The organization’s primary focus is on mental health and learning to cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.
In October, Bruce Power employees and contractors also raised nearly $16,000 for Helmets to Hardhats, which helps veterans and reservists find apprenticeships in the skilled trades.