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Hintonburg & Wellington Village

Veteran Businesses Helping Veterans

Three veteran owned Wellington West businesses are working together this November to help out their fellow soldiers across Canada.

Mike George of Aurelius Food Co.

Mike George, owner of Aurelius Food Co., decided in mid October that he wanted to do something this year that would raise money to help fellow veterans. “Having spent 14 years in uniform myself, I believe it is important to support those who have served, or are currently serving.  Their dedication to duty and the sacrifice of their families is worthy of recognition,” says Mike.

Mike and Kevin Sirko of Vimy Brewing

In only about a week he had recruited Les Moulins La Fayette Hintonburg – where two out of three co-owners, Ghummaz Bhatti and Veda Rajole are veterans – and Vimy Brewing Company, owned by brothers and former naval reserves, Mike and Kevin Sirko.

Ghummaz Bhatti (left), Veda Rajole (centre) and Aditya Budhiraja (right) of Les Moulins La Fayette

Beyond their own community, they have also recruited Veteran Enterprises CorpQuick Wick,  M3 Aerial ProductionsPunisher Waterfowl,  Whiskeyjack Media and  VEXSL Global to the cause.

Each business will be donating a portion of their sales made between November 1st and 11th. Vimy will donate 5% of all taproom sales, Les Moulins will contribute 5% of all coffee sales and Aurelius will donate 5% of oil and vinegar sales. The funds will be going to Warrior Adventures Canada.

“If you’re a retired or currently serving veteran/first responder and are suffering from PTSD, OSI or any service related mental health issue, Warrior Adventures Canada can support you.  You will learn new skills, connect with peers, and experience the therapeutic effects of nature.  Our participants leave our trips with an increased confidence, refocused mindset, and the skills to deal with the stresses of the unexpected.  Join us as we venture through the wilds together and make a lasting impact on our lives, and the lives of our fellow Warriors.”

-Warrior Adventures Canada