Monday, February 14, 2011

CIC-Nipissing: Afghanistan and Beyond

The Nipissing Branch of the Canadian International Council is pleased to announce that on February 17th it will be holding “An Evening with Master Corporal Mike Trauner: Afghanistan and Beyond.”  Our guest, MCpl Mike Trauner, will speak about his experiences serving with the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan as well as his recovery from the serious wounds he received while there.

The event takes place on Thursday February 17, starting at 6:30 pm in room F210 (the Fedeli Business Centre) at Nipissing University. 

MCpl Trauner has served 13 years with the infantry.  He lost both his legs and partial use of one arm after stepping on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan.  He recently received the "To the Top Canada" award due to his determination to live a normal life, the example he presents to others and his drive to help others.  He also raised the Paralympic international flag in Vancouver at the 2010 Winter Olympics.  His presentation will be less formal as he generally speaks candidly and from the heart about his experiences.  He will speak about his injury, the recovery process, what he misses from his past life, how he copes, successes, his interpretation of "Proud to be Canadian" and his future goals (politics).

This event is free and open to the public, and everyone is welcome!

Keep in mind as well that on Tuesday March 1st, the CIC-Nipissing will also welcome Dr. David Tal of the University of Calgary who will be discussing 'Israel's Security: Then and Now.'

For more information about either of these events, please contact Robin Gendron at or 705-474-3450 ext 4395.

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