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Portraits Of Honour at The Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival (Mississauga, Ontario ) – September 7, 2018

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Source <a href='http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/events/details/9807'>http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/events/details/9807</a> <p></p><p>The Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival, a not-for-profit organization celebrating its 20th year is bringing Portraits of Honour to the Festival this year to pay tribute to our fallen Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan. Although this project toured across Canada in 2011, it did not make a stop in Mississauga or Toronto and we are bringing the mural to the Festival and invite veterans and their families to the event. The artist, Dave Sopha, a veteran himself will be on-hand to answer questions and discuss how the painting evolved. The Portraits of Honour is a 10' x 40' hand-painted mural depicting the 158 Canadian soldiers, sailors, aircrew and two non-military faces, that of Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang and Canadian Diplomat Glyn Berry who lost their lives in their line of duty in Afghanistan. The mural took over 6,500 hours to paint and the artist used his own money to finance the project. This would be a great opportunity for veterans to pay their respects. We are partnering with the Port Credit Legion Branch 82 to promote this event to members across Ontario including the Canadian Veterans Motorcycle Clubs. Bringing the mural to the Southside Shuffle will help to raise funds to support the Military Families Fund and established military charities that assist families of the fallen and the thousands of military personnel returning home with physical or emotional injuries.</p><p><br />

Source http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/events/details/9807

The Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival, a not-for-profit organization celebrating its 20th year is bringing Portraits of Honour to the Festival this year to pay tribute to our fallen Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan. Although this project toured across Canada in 2011, it did not make a stop in Mississauga or Toronto and we are bringing the mural to the Festival and invite veterans and their families to the event. The artist, Dave Sopha, a veteran himself will be on-hand to answer questions and discuss how the painting evolved. The Portraits of Honour is a 10′ x 40′ hand-painted mural depicting the 158 Canadian soldiers, sailors, aircrew and two non-military faces, that of Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang and Canadian Diplomat Glyn Berry who lost their lives in their line of duty in Afghanistan. The mural took over 6,500 hours to paint and the artist used his own money to finance the project.

This would be a great opportunity for veterans to pay their respects. We are partnering with the Port Credit Legion Branch 82 to promote this event to members across Ontario including the Canadian Veterans Motorcycle Clubs.
Bringing the mural to the Southside Shuffle will help to raise funds to support the Military Families Fund and established military charities that assist families of the fallen and the thousands of military personnel returning home with physical or emotional injuries.

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