Episode 034 – HCol Blake Goldring

Blake Goldring was approached by Major General Reginald Lewis to become a successor to the post of Honorary Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Canada.  Blake achieved that appointment in 2006 and immediately started identifying with the regiment and the members of the Canadian Armed Forces that he encountered.

HCol Goldring is the Chairman and CEO of AGF Management Limited and he has also founded Canada Company, which is a charitable, non-partisan organization that serves to build the bridge between business and community leaders and the Canadian Military.  The goal of Canada Company is to ensure that the men and women in our Canadian Armed Forces receive the widest support, care and recognition that they deserve.

In June 2008, the RMC bestowed upon him an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. In February 2009, the Governor General of Canada awarded him with the Meritorious Service Medal (Military Division).

At the conclusion of his term with the Royals in 2010, HCol Goldring was formally recognized as the Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Army by Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin, then the Commander of Canada’s Army, at a ceremony at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto.

At the ceremony, HCol Goldring was quoted as saying “I am deeply honored to accept this appointment.  Our soldiers make great sacrifices in the service of Canada and Canadian interests. I am grateful for this opportunity to support them by continuing to be a bridge between the business community and the men and women in uniform who make us proud at home and abroad.”

With this new appointment, HCol Goldring will focus on expanding Canada Company’s support base to over 500 business and community leaders to enhance the Canadian Forces’ efforts to connect with Canadians.   HCol Goldring continues to participate in various ceremonial events to raise greater awareness about the important work that the Army and soldiers do and to show them that Canadians care.

Canada Company’s most recent venture is The Canada Company Military Employment Transition (MET) Program is an initiative developed to assist Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Members, Reservists and Veterans who are seeking to find jobs in the civilian workforce. The program serves as a bridge between the CAF and Canada Company’s “Military Friendly Employer Partners”.

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Blake Goldring, Chairman and CEO of AGF Management Limited

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Honorary Colonel Goldring is appointed as the Honourary Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Canada at Fort York Armoury in 2006.

BCG in CAMO

Blake visits the troops in the field and escorts like-minded CEOs on a Canadian Army Execu-Trek Exercise.

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Honorary Colonel Blake Goldring is appointed by Lieutenant General Peter Devlin as the first Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Army.

Royal Regiment of Canada change of Honourary Colonel Parade

Honorary Colonel Blake Goldring, MSM

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