Trustworthy Transitions Supportive Moving Services is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the “Live Jazz for Vets” Concert, in support of VETS Canada and Canadian Veterans facing homelessness. Just in time for Remembrance Day, the concert takes place on Sunday November 8 at the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls.
“Live Jazz for Vets” will bring the excitement of the big band era with the award-winning Jimmy Stahl Big Band, featuring local artist Geneviève- Renée Bisson and Canadian crooner Michael Vanhevel. The show starts at 3:00 pm, and only a limited amount of tickets will be sold in the 700-seat theatre to stay within provincial guidelines for a safe entertaining experience.
Trustworthy Transitions was inspired to support this important cause by the story of local Niagara veteran, Sergeant Garrick Halinen, who is spearheading the project. After a long and prestige career with the military, Halinen was diagnosed with PTSD. In his darkest of days it was VETS Canada that came to his rescue. As Halinen states “My fellow soldiers are developing PTSD at an alarming rate. Some so severe they cannot cope or take care of themselves. In most extreme cases this leads to homelessness.”
VETS Canada, or Veteran Emergency Transition Services, provides much needed support to these Veterans. The organization is proudly volunteer- based and 100% of all proceeds raised go to programs that support Veterans. There are currently 23 known Veterans without housing in the St. Catharines area, and approximately 3,000 known homeless Veterans across Canada. That number could however be closer to 5,000 because many remain undocumented.
“As Canadians we owe our freedoms and quality of life to these veterans”, said Gay Douglas, Owner and Operator of Trustworthy Transitions. “As a company that helps seniors and families de-clutter, downsize and move, we understand the importance of secure and safe housing for all older adults.”