In a press release posted to Makeitright.ca:
Mike Holmes named Patron of The Royal Canadian RegimentTORONTO, ON, December 9, 2013—Mike Holmes, well known Canadian advocate for homeowner rights, improving building standards and supporting charity and relief efforts across Canada and around the world, was officially named a Patron of The Royal Canadian Regiment.
The Royal Canadian Regiment is Canada's senior regular force Infantry Regiment based in Petawawa, Gagetown, New Brunswick and London, Ontario.
A Regimental Patron is a senior position of distinction within an Army regiment and plays a valuable role in the Regiment’s focus on fostering community relations.
“The men and women here are real heroes. And they’re still doing whatever they can to make things better,” stated Mike Holmes. “I’m truly honoured to help any way I can.”
As a new member of the Regimental family, Mike looks forward to encouraging Canadians to better understand The Royal Canadian Regiment and how supporting Canadian soldiers and their families builds a stronger and more resilient community.
“Mike Holmes has established a well earned reputation for standards of excellence and ‘making things right’; a motto that is close to the hearts of all the soldiers of our Regiment who are devoted to the service of Canada,” stated Colonel Joe Aitchison, Colonel of the Regiment for The Royal Canadian Regiment. “All members of the Regiment are thrilled to welcome Mr. Holmes into the Regimental family.”
An official ceremony was held at Wolseley Barracks in London, Ontario to commemorate his appointment as Patron of the Regiment.
For all media inquiries regarding Mike Holmes, please contact:
Amanda Heath, Communications Manager
The Holmes Group
For all media inquiries regarding The Royal Canadian Regiment and this appointment, please contact:
Major Paul Gauthier
The Royal Canadian Regiment
Mike Holmes made several comments about his appointment on his official Facebook page:
I’m truly honoured to help any way I can. The military men and women here are real heroes.
The Royal Canadian Regiment made me an official Patron--I even got a sword!