Remembrance Day at Aurelius Food Co
As some of you may know, Aurelius Food Co. owner and founder Mike George is a proud veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. At Aurelius, we believe it’s important to honour and support the efforts of those who fought and made sacrifices for our country. If you’d like to learn more about his personal journey within the military, read our blogs on Mike George here and here.
For Remembrance day last year, we teamed up with Les Moulins La Fayette, Vimy Brewing, and 10 other veteran-owned businesses across Canada to raise money for Warrior Adventures Canada, a non-profit that offers therapeutic services to veterans and first-responders through adventure trips and peer support. From November 1st to the 11th, we donated 5% of our sales and on November 10th, we hosted our first Military Appreciation day, offering a 25% military discount. The turnout was incredible; we saw both familiar faces and as well, got to meet some new ones. By the end, everyone raised $6000!
As for our plans this year, we will be hosting another Military Appreciation Day on November 7th, the Saturday before Remembrance Day. Again, we will be offering a 25% discount, all you have to do is show your ID. And although we can’t offer a 25% discount everyday, past or currently serving members should know that we always offer a 10% military discount*.
If there's been something you've been meaning to get, like our Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Balsamico Modena, this Saturday is your chance. It's also a great time to start thinking about Christmas presents; whether it's stocking stuffers or a big show of appreciation that you need, Aurelius has got it.