Taking time to celebrate

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Minister of National Defense Anita Anand as well as reconnecting with Landing Strong’s friend MP Kody Blois. After inspecting the Cadet Color Party, Minister Anand toured King’s Edgehill School including the historic A. Gordon Cooper Library where we plan to hold our Recognition Ceremony on May 12. Minister Anand shared her gratitude for the service of our Landing Strong Members, expressing deep appreciation for the hard work that goes into recovery following injury. Last year’s “Celebration of Unsung Heroes” served as a graduation ceremony for those who completed our Foundation Programs or Workforce Reintegration Programs. This year, we are shifting the focus from graduation to that of continued effort and growth made by all members who have participated in at least three Foundation programs or attended our Maintaining Health Series.You will have received your invitation by email. Please let us know if it did not reach you. This is a great opportunity to connect with familiar faces from the Landing Strong community and spend some time together. It’s also a chance to introduce a partner or someone important to Landing Strong. We had a great turnout last year and have been working hard to ensure this year’s event is just as memorable. The school choir is preparing a special treat for us. If you’re not sure how recently you were in group, but are interested in coming, just give us a shout so we can make sure there is a seat for you (as well as anyone important you might like to bring). Whether you’re attending for yourself, or to show support for your peers, we hope that you will join us for this special event. What can I expect?

  • This celebration will be very similar to last year, so you can expect to see the Landing Strong Staff and Board of Directors, enjoy some yummy treats, pick up some free Landing Strong swag, and cheer on your friends as the Landing Strong team shares a few nice words about the personal growth and contribution to community that our members have made this past year. Feel free to dress up a bit or just keep it casual, whatever you are most comfortable wearing is absolutely fine. 

Is there Parking?

  • This event is being held at the A. Gordon Cooper Library, King’s-Edgehill School. There will be signs directing you where to go and lots of free parking. You can park on front hill in front of the library. We encourage everyone to arrive a couple minutes early to allow yourself time to use the restroom, grab some light refreshments and find your seat before our 2pm start. Please let us know if you can make it, either by phone (902 472 2972) or email (jwhalen@landingstrong.com). 

We look forward to seeing you for this special event.

Warm thoughts,

Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Executive Director, Landing Strong

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