Some Mississauga Residents Eligible for Free MiWay Ride Soon
Mississauga Transit is honouring veterans and service members by offering them a free lift.
MiWay will provide Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans and their companions free transit to Saturday’s Warriors Day Parade at the CNE.
“We are proud to honour our country’s veterans and their companions with complimentary MiWay transit to this year’s parade,” said Geoff Marinoff, the city’s transit director.
Calling all @CanadianForces veterans. MiWay is proud to provide you and a companion with free service to the #WarriorsDayParade this Saturday? Learn more: https://t.co/TsyfkapjsE pic.twitter.com/feW0kYRgNC— Customer Service (@MiWayHelps) August 13, 2019
The Warrior’s Day Parade, which has been held annually since 1921, recognizes those who have served, and continue to serve, in the Canadian military. This year’s event is particularly poignant as the parade commemorates the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion and the 76th anniversary of the start of the Italian Campaign in the Second World War.
In its 98th year, the parade is organized and run by a vast group of volunteers that includes veterans, active service members, contingents from allied nations, and members of the community.
“Veterans will be able to ride from anywhere in Mississauga and transfer onto the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and GO Transit to travel to the CNE grounds, free-of-charge,” said Marinoff.
Veterans are asked to identify themselves to the transit operator by wearing their uniform, showing a medal or their Veteran’s Service Card. A companion accompanying a veteran may also ride for free.
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