Chief of Defence Staff Helps Celebrate 50th Anniversary of CANEX

Chief of Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, reminisced about the CANEX yesterday at Garrison Petawawa, while marking the retail chains 50th Anniversary.

General Vance talked about being a military kid growing up in Europe grocery shopping at a CANEX, to being a bag boy as a teenager, and then shopping there as an adult.

Several dignitaries were on hand yesterday to mark the occasion and celebrate the flagship store and what it has become for military families everywhere.

The CANEX at Garrison Petawawa is also going to serve as the new model that other retail stores will be based on at military bases across Canada and oversea's