Kotak Law’s Military Appreciation Day honours service men, women
By AdvocateDaily.com Staff
Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak tells CHCH that he hosts the Kotak Law Military Appreciation Day each year as a way of giving back to the men and women of the military who have given so much to our society.
“I have a box suite at the CAA Centre where the Brampton Beasts play,” says Kotak, principal of Kotak Personal Injury Law. To celebrate the contribution of the service men and women, he brings out 1,000 troops, veterans and cadets to the game.
When he secured the suite at the CAA Centre, Kotak says his goal was to support a worthy charity, and he chose Wounded Warriors Canada, a non-profit organization supporting Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families.
“What better organization to go with? You’re aligning hockey, which is our national pastime with the military, which has sacrificed so much for our society,” Kotak says, adding he also donated $4,000 to the organization.
Wounded Warriors Canada, which formed in 2006, has had a profound impact on the lives of veterans and their families, “helping soldiers reintegrate back into society and [helping] the families,” he says. “I think they’ve saved many lives and it’s a worthy cause to support.”
At the most recent event, which was held Nov. 11, Kotak says the cadets sang O Canada and read the poem In Flanders Fields, and there was even a visit from Don Cherry.
“It makes you feel good to be honouring those in our society who deserve it the most,” he says.