Blake Goldring the Recipient of the 2014 Vimy Award

By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● September 18, 2014 12:55

CFC Board Member Blake Goldring with CFC's Chair of the Board of Directors Christina Jennings at the 2014 Annual BBQ Fundraiser on Sunday, September 7, 2014.

CFC extends our sincere congratulations to Blake Goldring on being awarded the 2014 Vimy Award.

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, The Conference of Defence Associations Institute [CDAI] unanimously named CFC board member Blake Goldring as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Vimy Award. The award will be presented on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Vimy Award Gala Reception and Dinner at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

Since 1991, the Vimy Award recognizes one Canadian a year who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the defence and security of our nation and the preservation of Canada’s democratic values. The award is named to honour the bravery and sacrifice of the Canadian soldiers who were victorious at the battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917.

In their announcement, the CDAI noted that Goldring has made outstanding contributions and shown significant leadership to strengthening the integration between the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Canadian society. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Royal Military College of Canada and is the founder and Chairman of the Canada Company, a charitable organization that acts as the bridge between business and community leaders and Canada’s military. Additionally, Goldring created the Canada Company Scholarships for the children of fallen military soldiers, he has advanced the Employer Support for Reservist program (Sharing of Sacrifice) that is designed to ensure that the financial burden for hiring Reservists is shared by all Canadians, and he ensured that female members of the CAF are properly recognized for their service. He has also founded and funded the Soldier Wellness Program to support returning Afghanistan Veterans in British Columbia and has sent children of CAF members to summer camps, including those with special needs. Throughout his career Goldring has sought to improve and strengthen the fabric of Canadian society through contributions in service and donations to a wide variety of institutions.

Blake Goldring currently sits on CFC’s Board of Directors.

Please click here to read the official announcement.

Cory Angeletti-Szasz

Manager, Communications (Mat Leave)