The seventh annual Base Borden Run has raised $26,000 for the Operation Hero scholarship to ensure future students will benefit from the fund. The run, founded by the Barrie Construction Association and the Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association, took place in late September at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden.
The scholarship supports dependents and spouses of serving members of the Canadian Forces in their pursuit of secondary education through Georgian College. Over the past seven years more than $190,000 has been raised through the run to support the program.
A media release announcing this year’s results quoted Georgian College president MaryLynn West-Moynes as saying the run “is a truly collaborative effort that signifies the profound respect the local community has for veterans and serving members of the Canadian military.”
She went on to say: “We deeply appreciate the sacrifices made by the family members of Operation Hero recipients. We owe it to the brave men and women who have served, and who currently serve., to do all we can to live our best life and to help others in support of our country.”
More information about the Operation Hero scholarship and the Base Borden Run is available at basebordenrun.ca.