News release

MiWay Honours Veterans with Free Transit on August 22

City services | August 13, 2020

Next week, MiWay will offer free transit for Canadian Armed Forces veterans and their companions on Saturday, August 22 in honour of their service.

Although the Warriors’ Day Parade, held annually since 1921, was cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MiWay will continue the annual tradition of providing free transit service on the event day to recognize those who have served in the Canadian military.

“We are proud to honour our country’s veterans with complimentary transit service on August 22 to thank them for the sacrifices they have made for our country – COVID-19 doesn’t diminish everything they have done for us,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit. “Veterans are able to travel on MiWay anywhere in Mississauga to their destination for free with one companion.”

Veterans are asked to identify themselves to the transit operator by wearing their uniform, showing a medal or their Veteran’s Service Card. A companion accompanying a veteran may also ride for free.

Wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is now mandatory on MiWay under the City’s face covering by-law. Children under the age of two and people with disabilities or other medical conditions that prevent them from wearing any mask will not be required to wear one.

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