The idea for “Take a Veteran to Dinner Night” was born of a strong desire to show appreciation of the efforts and sacrifices of Canadian veterans of past and current conflicts. This non-partisan event is simply an opportunity for community members to personally thank area veterans and their spouses by treating them to dinner. That is, a host buys a veteran’s ticket as well as their own and both host and veteran attend the dinner together. We encourage hosts to invite veteran and spouse couples when appropriate. A number of veterans wishing to participate are in need of hosts and we can create host-veteran match leading up to the event.
Building on the successes of the previous dinners, this year’s event will occur on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Tudor Hall in Ottawa. Cocktails will be available starting at 5:00 PM with dinner following at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $60 per person (but there is no cost for veterans and their partners) and the evening will include an introduction of veterans in attendance by emcee Carol Anne Meehan of CTV Ottawa, a three course dinner, guest speaker and live entertainment. Hosts and honourees may call 613-239-4035 or visit http://www.veteransdinner.ca to order tickets.