Ontario Emergency Services Officers Return from Boxing in Kandahar

 Please release for circulation, today as soon as possible. __________________________________ September 11, 2009

For Immediate Release:

MEDIA ADVISORY

Police and Peace Officers from the Canadian Emergency Services Boxing Association, known as CESBA  www.cesba.ca, stepped into the boxing ring at Canadian Forces Base Kandahar as a way to demonstrate their unwavering support for the men and women of the Canadian Forces.  The officers were part of the “Team Canada Tour” that attended the base, along with several high-profile dignataries, VIP’s and Canadian Sports and Music Icons (Bruce Cockburn, Finger 11, Guy Lafleur, and others), to hold a boxing show for the men and women deployed to Afghanistan.

The CESBA team consisted of police and peace officers from Halton, Peel, Toronto, Canadian National Police and a female Parole Officer from Brampton.  After the matches, the officers participated in a rare tour “outside the wire” where they visited several Canadian Forces “forward operating bases” know as FOB’s.

The boxing event and “Team Canada” Tour were a resounding success and well received by the men and women of the Canadian Forces.  The media is invited to meet with members of the CESBA Team, who are in transit from Afghanistan, to share information regarding this most unique event in support of the Canadian Forces.

Date/time: Tuesday September 15th, 2009 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Le Treport Banquet Centre – 10
Two of the members are long-time Brampton residents.  One is a p75 The Queesway (Queesway at Cawthra) Mississauga

Who:  Canadian Police Officers, Mayor McCallion along with Boxing and sports icons.

What:  Join your colleagues to meet the officers from the tour who boxed in the specially designed outdoor ring and then travelled “outside the wire”.  There will also be boxing demonstrations featuring several future female/male olympic prospects and a special thanks to the great Canadians who assisted in making the trip possible.

Light refreshments to be served.

Contact: Barry Dolan – 647 242 9269 – info@cesba.cawww.cesba.ca

Please note that Barry Dolan is currently enroute back to Canada and has limited access to phone and computer.

I hope you can join me and assist us as we demonstrate our support for the men and women deployed to Afghanistan.

Best regards,

Barry Dolan

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