Fundraiser to provide Service Dogs for Military with PTSD

May 14, 2014

To: All Members of Local 867

From: Alex Forrest, President

Please view the poster for the “Ball for the Brave”, which is a
dinner in support of MSAR and Cvet’s Pets. These organizations are working
to provide medical service dogs for Canadian Forces veterans suffering from
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Ball For The Brave 2

UFFW has stepped up to assist and be a major sponsor of this event.

MSAR funds the courageous Companions Program, which assists Canadian
Military Veterans to gain access to trained service dogs, and thereby
allowing them to gain access to public areas, reduce stress and strain
through everyday activities and decrease anxiety. MSAR supports Courageous
Companions, which provides the dogs and the training and Cvet’s Pets is
working to provide the soldiers with starter kits that include everything
that they need to own a dog

UFFW President, Alex Forrest, and many other Fire Fighters have served in
the military. Fire Fighters know and understand the effects of PTSD and we
are always proud to work with our military friends who have helped us
throughout the years.

We hope you will consider supporting this worthy cause by purchasing
tickets, attending the ball and /or making a donation.

The Ball for the Brave takes place at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel on Thursday
May 22, 2014, beginning at 6:00pm. Single tickets are $100 and a table of
ten is $800. To purchase tickets please phone 204-299-5198, or email

Further information about these organizations and the Ball for the Brave can
be found at

Cvet’s Pets


March 2014 Dear Supporter,

On Thursday, May 22, 2014 we will be holding the first ever Ball for the Brave at the Delta Hotel and we would be pleased if you would join us.

This dinner was created out of an initiative that Cvet’s Pets undertook in May of 2013 when we teamed up with MSAR to help with the Courageous Companions Program.

This program works to provide medical service dogs for Canadian Forces veterans suffering from Post‐ Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Courageous Companions Program links a veteran suffering from PTSD with a trained medical service dog. These dogs can range in function from assisting with daily tasks to even serving in a military role on a base.

Cvet’s Pets is working towards providing all these soldiers with starter kits (these include everything they need to own a dog) and Courageous Companions provides the dogs and training. The kits, training and dogs are all provided to our veterans at absolutely no cost! They have given so much by serving our country and now it is our turn to support them. No soldier shall be out of pocket and we need your help to fund this program.

On top of the starter kits, Cvet’s Pets will be working towards building additional housing at the dog training site to house more veterans at once, as there is currently a shortage of living space.

Attached with this letter you will find information about Cvet’s Pets, the Courageous Companions program and the various dinner sponsorship packages that are available. All of the proceeds from the dinner will be directed to funding these initiatives.

Please consider sponsoring and attending the Ball for the Brave presented by the United Firefighters of Winnipeg, Local 867. Your support will help make a difference in the lives of our military veterans.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and selflessness. Sincerely,

Chris Cvetkovic

Chris Cvetkovic Founder, Cvet’s Pets




Name: _____________________________________________________________________________ Company (if applicable): _______________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ City: ___________________________ Province: __________ Postal Code: _______________________ Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________________ E‐mail: ______________________________________________________________________________ Sponsorship Option (please check one)

␣ Title SOLD ␣ Gold ␣ Silver

␣ Bronze ␣ Table ␣ Donation

To purchase single tickets for the event please indicate the amount:

Ticket Quantity: ________ @ $lOO/each = $ __________

Payment information:

Payment Method (please check one) ␣ Credit Card

␣ Cash

All cheques payable to “Cvet’s Pets”

Total Payment Amount: _______________

␣ Cheque ␣ Company Invoice

Card Holder’s Name: __________________________________________________________________ Card Number: ______________________________________ Expiry Date: _______________________

Please mail or e‐mail completed ticket order forms to: Cvet’s Pets, 59 Wadham Bay, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2 Tel: (204) 299‐5198 E‐mail: or