Wings Restaurants and Pubs across B.C. — including the Quesnel restaurant — are offering free lunch to veterans and currently serving Canadian Armed Forces members Nov. 11-15 as a way to show their appreciation and support. Photo submitted

Quesnel’s Wings restaurant expands its Veteran Appreciation Lunch to five days this year

Veterans and serving military members can eat lunch for free Nov. 11-15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wings Restaurants and Pubs has expanded its Veteran Appreciation Lunch and will be offering free lunch items to veterans and serving Canadian Armed Forces members Nov. 11-15 as a way of saying thank you.

Each year on Nov. 11, Canadians remember those who served this country. To mark this important day, the 12 Wings Restaurants and Pubs locations across B.C. are once again offering one complimentary item off their feature lunch menu to Canadian Forces veterans and current military members Nov. 11-15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

This is the third year Wings is hosting a Veteran Appreciation Lunch across B.C., and it has grown and turned into an annual event for the company.

The marketing team at GoldWings Entertainment Ltd., the parent company for Wings Restaurants and Pubs, wanted to do something to give back to the local veteran community.

“It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation and thank some of the most deserving individuals in our local communities,” Jeff Perham, director of marketing and business development for the restaurant chain, said in a press release. “When we first suggested the idea to our restaurant operators, there was no hesitation, and they absolutely loved the idea. Over the past few years, we have noticed this is a very busy time for most veterans, especially on Nov. 11, which is why we decided to extend the program to run from Nov. 11-15, in hopes more veterans can attend.”

Richard Hourie, a veteran and vice-president of the B.C. Veterans Commemorative Association, also loved the idea.

“This is a great initiative to support those who served, and are still serving, our great country,” he said in the release.

Hourie expressed thanks to Wings on behalf of all B.C. veterans and says he hopes to see more local businesses get involved with the veteran community.

“It’s wonderful to see businesses support those who made Canada the strong, proud, and free country it is today,” he said.

Veterans are encouraged to visit Wings for their complimentary lunch item with friends and family; however, only veterans will be offered the meal at no price. To receive a free lunch item, veterans and current military members can visit any Wings location in B.C. — including Quesnel — between Nov. 11 and Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be required to provide a valid ID indicating their status, or they can show up in uniform.

READ MORE: Veterans Way signage to be added to 200 block of Kinchant Street

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