Friday, May 30, 2014
"Rock the Hill 2014" - June 4th 2014
May 28, 2014
“Rock The Hill 2014” on Course to be Canada’s Largest Demonstration in Support of Veterans in Almost a Century
Ottawa, May 28, 2014 –Veterans, families and fellow Canadians will come together on Parliament Hill beginning June 4, 2014. This peaceful gathering is set to be the largest demonstration in support of veterans since the First World War, which began 100 years ago.
Unlike the politically scripted photo ops of military members and veterans which have inundated Canada’s media these past eight years, “Rock the Hill” is a truly grassroots apolitical initiative bringing Canadians together with veterans and their families.
“Rock the Hill” kicks off with a motorcycle ride in front of Parliament on June 4th (2:00pm) followed by a march past of veterans (2:15pm). Keynote speakers consist of a who’s who of Canada’s most prominent modern veteran advocates including Ronald Clarke, Mike Blais, Pat Stogran, David Macleod, The Equitas Society and Sean Bruyea. There will also be two veteran's spouses speaking to the issues the families face. Events will continue through to June 7th or longer.
At the steps of Canada’s seat of democracy, Canadians will join together with those who sacrificed to preserve our most sacred democratic institution. Their goal is to change the path of Canada’s abandonment of her veterans from despair to hope. Our Canadian Forces veterans including those who served in Afghanistan, Canada’s longest war, deserve more than two minutes of silence and a photo op.
“Rock the Hill” is calling upon all Canadians to offer their support in numerous ways:
1) If you are in the Ottawa area from June 4 to 7th, and could continue much longer, get to know your Canadian veterans, share some good times and hear their stories
2) If you are a veteran, come support other veterans and share your stories
3) If you can’t come out, please consider donating to the cause. Any surplus funds will be donated to a yet to be determined charity providing direct assistance to veterans and their families.
4) If you are a music creator of family friendly rock and roll, please contact us
Date:June 4 to 19th
Location:Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Contact Information: To book a time to play music or for an interview.
Please contact Rob Gallant. Telephone Home: 902-765-4186 Cell: 902-844-2468