November 5th, 2018
The South Saskatchewan Division of Commissionaires is the title sponsor for the Armistice Century Ball, taking place Friday, November 9th, 2018 at the Queensbury Convention Centre Ballroom, Regina, Saskatchewan.
“This sponsorship is at the very heart of why Commissionaires exists,” said Colin King, CEO of Commissionaires South Saskatchewan. “We were formed following the First World War specifically to provide meaningful employment for veterans. That foundational purpose continues to be our social mandate, today.”
The idea of forming a Canadian version of the British Corps of Commissionaires was first proposed by the Governor General of Canada, H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught, in 1915. The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires was eventually formed in 1925, specifically to employ Canadian veterans of the First World War.
The Commissionaires Armistice Century Ball, co-organized by the The Royal United Services Institute and the Province of Saskatchewan, will commemorate 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War on Friday, November 9th, 2018. Tickets are available online.
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Commissionaires is Canada’s premier security provider and the largest private sector employer of Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans. Founded on the core military values of dedication, responsibility and sense of mission, Commissionaires employs 22,000 people from coast to coast to coast. It offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, non-core policing, by-law enforcement, digital fingerprinting, criminal and employee background screening, investigations, and security training. Commissionaires is a completely self-funded, not-for-profit organization that serves a diverse range of public and private sector organizations.
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Director, Public Affairs and Marketing
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