Monday, 29 August 2011

Portrait of Honour: Itinerary

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Motorcade Escort For the Portrait on September 2nd, 2011.
The Motorcade will be arriving in Fort McMurray between 2:30 – 3 pm on September 2nd, 2011.

Escorted by Master Corporal Chris Downey from Cold Lake. This motorcade started as a few motorcycle enthusiasts who were Veterans that live in Wood Buffalo Region riding out to Cold Lake to escort the Mural into the city. It has since grown to include over 30 riders, two decorated semi tractor/trailers with amazing artwork emblazed with “Support Our Troops” artwork, RCMP police escort, By-Law Officers involvement, RCMP and Firefighter Motorcycle riders and of course the Mural itself! It is only expected to grow as more people clamour to be part of this Motorcade Escort.

If you'd like to be part of escorting this tribute to our Canadian Forces into Fort McMurray,

Please contact John Moreland at The muster point is the road side turn out just outside the city limits at 2pm sharp on September 2nd, 2011.

Private Reception for Sponsors, Veterans, Fort McMurray Kin Chapters, Military Families, Dignitaries and special guests.

Friday's September 2nd, 2011 @ MacDonald Island at 6 pm. There will be a chance for individuals to network or talk to the artist himself, Dave Sopha, at the private reception. George Canyon has been invited to attend as well. There will be a private viewing of the Mural following the reception. Be part of making history in Wood Buffalo.

There are many opportunities for individuals and companies to get involved: Contact Dean Coleman at OR 780-713-9431

Flag Sponsorship.
CELEBRATE, HONOUR and REMEMBER. Help us pay respect to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice within our Canadian Military and those who have returned home with lasting physical or emotional injuries. You can get involved with Portraits of Honour by sponsoring one of the 157 flags for $157.00 which will be on display during the Dedication Ceremony on September 3rd. For your donation you will receive a “Flag Sponsor” keepsake and your name will go into a draw to win a Phoenix Helicopter tour for four people. Each flag bears the name of one of the fallen soldiers, and represents a family left behind. Built by the father, Jim Fitzpatrick, and brothers of his fallen son, Darren Fitzpatrick, each flag bears the name of one of our Canadian Soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

These flags also represent each family left behind, many of whom live here in Fort McMurray. To sponsor a flag contact Sheila at OR Dean Coleman at OR 780-713-9431

Phoenix Helicopter Tour
For each $50.00 Donation or more you can have your name entered to win a helicopter tour for four that has been thoughtfully donated to Portraits of Honour in support our Canadian Military. Contact Dean Coleman at OR 780-713-9431

Family Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011. The breakfast will be cooked up by our local Firefighters at MacDonald Island starting at 8 AM. The price is by donation. All money will be given to Portraits of Honour to support our Canadian Military.

Make sure to tell your friends and neighbours!!

Portrait Dedication Ceremony
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011. It will begin at 10 am sharp.
The Canadian Flags bearing the names of the 157 fallen soldiers will lend themselves to a fitting tribute during the Dedication Ceremonies as the Colour Guard and Honour Guard pay their respect to our Canadian Military. Mayor Melissa Blake will be in attendance at the Dedication Ceremony, giving a speech on the podium. Followed by Master Corporal Chris Downey, Mother of a Fallen Soldier, Angela Boise and The artist of the Mural, Dave Sopha. Followed by a Moment of Silence and Reverie.

CELEBRATE, HONOUR and REMEMBER. Pay respect to those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice within our Canadian Military and those who’ve returned home with lasting physical or emotional injuries by attending the Dedication Ceremony.

Portraits of Honour Public Viewing
Public Viewing of the Mural will follow the end of the Dedication Ceremony until midnight on September 3rd, 2011.

George Canyon Concert 50/50 Draw
George Canyon a celebrated country music artist and great supporter of our troops will be proudly displaying the Portraits of Honour Banner on stage during his concert as part of the SummersEND Country Music Festival.

Fort McMurray Kin Canada will be holding a 50/50 raffle at the concert - a great way to support the troops.

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