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Commissionaires Manitoba Governor Presented with Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation

June 06, 2013

Barry Burns, a Governor at Commissionaires Manitoba accepted the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation during a ceremony in Calgary. Barry was one of 13 citizens from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to be presented the prestigious award by The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs.

"These individuals have made a real and lasting difference with their service and dedication to our nation’s truest heroes," said Minister Blaney." On behalf of all Canadians, I am proud to acknowledge their extraordinary efforts in helping to provide the care and recognition our Veterans and their families deserve. Today we recognize their hard work and selfless commitment."

The Commendation is awarded annually to individuals who have contributed in an exemplary manner to the care and well-being of Veterans or to the remembrance of the contributions, sacrifices and achievements of Veterans.

“Barry Burns is a well deserving person to receive the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation. Barry has been a part of the Commissionaires Manitoba Board of Governors for over 8 years. He has played an integral part on our board in helping to promote our mandate of providing meaningful employment to veterans of the Canadian Forces and RCMP”, states Tom Reimer, CEO, Commissionaires Manitoba.

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Commissionaires Manitoba is a security solutions organization that has been protecting Manitobans for over 70 years. Their mandate is to provide meaningful employment to veterans of the Canadian Forces and RCMP. Currently over 60% of their work force are veterans who provide security guarding, mobile patrols, identification services and other security solutions to businesses and to the public.

For more information contact:

Velangeline Ferrigno Lachance
Marketing & Communications Specialist
T 204 942 5993 E 2223
marketing@commissionaires.mb.ca