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Canadian Forces Veterans Ride Free for Warriors' Day Parade

Aug 13, 2012

Canadian Forces Veterans and a companion may ride free with MiWay on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in celebration of the Warriors' Day Parade. This year Canada is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

"This is a small token of our appreciation for the personal sacrifices made by Canadian Forces veterans in their service to Canada," said Geoff Marinoff, director, Transit.

To ride free, veterans must wear their uniforms, medals or another item that clearly identifies them as a veteran to a transit operator.

The Warriors' Day Parade, held at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, is an annual event to recognize veterans and their service. This year, the parade will mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

Customers can find customized route and schedule information at www.miway.ca or by calling 905-615-INFO (4636) for customer information. To view scheduled departure times on a smartphone or other mobile device, visit m.miway.ca or download the MiWay iPhone/iPod Touch application from the Apple iTunes App Store (www.miway.ca/app).

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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Media Contact:
Vivian Peets
Public Affairs Intern
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5821
vivian.peets@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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