Free stuff for veterans in November

2015-11-03 MiWay bus lest we forget

(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post)

Canadian Forces veterans are being offered a few freebies this month in appreciation of their bravery, dedication, and service.

Nov. 1 – Nov. 30:
FITNESS
GoodLife Fitness welcomes all Canadian veterans and those in active duty to use its clubs across the country.
“This is our way of showing we remember,” said GoodLife founder and CEO David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans.
“These men and women protect, educate and enrich the lives of all Canadians, allowing us all to truly live a good life. We want to thank them for what they have done and continue to do.”
Valid photo identification such as a health card or driver’s licence must be presented to take part.
Nov. 11:
TRANSIT
Canadian Forces veterans can ride city buses on Remembrance Day.
“MiWay honours our Canadian veterans who are our parents, aunts, uncles, children and our heroes,” said the city of Mississauga’s director of transit Geoff Marinoff.
“They selflessly put their lives on the line to further freedom throughout the world.”
Veterans are asked to wear a uniform and/or medals and let bus drivers know if a companion is accompanying them so they can also ride free.
MiWay buses and drivers will be pausing at 11 a.m. for two minutes of silence.
Click here to plan your trip or call 905-615-4636.
MEALS
Veterans Day is also celebrated on Nov. 11, stateside. Military personnel in Canada or the U.S. can receive a meal at any Applebee’s location on both sides of the border.
“Welcoming these brave men and women by serving them a free meal is our way of showing how much all of our team members recognize and appreciate their contribution to our freedom,” said Daniel del Olmo of DineEquity Inc., which owns Applebee’s.
-Kelly Roche
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