Target and Pathways to Education Canada partner in support of 'healthy minds'

Canadian Football legend, Mike 'Pinball' Clemons, helps to make an exciting announcement

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - On Thursday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m., Target and Pathways to Education - a charity that helps youth in low-income communities graduate from high school by providing them with mentoring, tutoring and financial assistance - are holding an exciting event in the heart of Toronto's Regent Park.

Hosted by football legend, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, the event will feature Pathways students teaming up with chefs at cooking stations to create nutritious foods for attendees, which include Pathways graduates and community leaders. Festivities take place at Pathways' first location, which launched in 2001.

What:              

Target and Pathways to Education make an exciting announcement in support of the Pathways program. Photo and interview opportunities available



Who:               

The Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, MPP Toronto-Centre


Mike 'Pinball' Clemons, Canadian football legend


Derek Jenkins, Senior Vice President, External Relations, Target Canada


Vivian Prokop, President and CEO, Pathways to Education Canada


Pathways to Education students and alumni



When:             

Thursday, January 23, 2014




4:00 p.m.          Media and guest check-in


4:15 p.m.          Opening remarks


4:20 p.m.          Remarks and announcement


4:25 p.m.          Remarks by Mike 'Pinball' Clemens


4:40 p.m.          Cooking stations begin (making healthy food for attendees)


5:20 p.m.          Photo op (guests have photos taken with Pinball)


6:00 p.m.          Event concludes



Where:            

Daniels Spectrum Building


585 Dundas St. E. (Dundas and Regent Park)


Toronto, ON



Visuals:           

Special on-stage announcement hosted by Mike 'Pinball' Clemons


Target and Pathways representatives rolling up their sleeves alongside Pathway students to help make healthy meals

 

About Pathways to Education Canada – www.pathwaystoeducation.ca

Pathways to Education Canada is a charitable organization that helps youth in low-income communities graduate high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education or training. Pathways addresses systemic barriers to education by providing leadership, expertise and a community-based program proven to lower dropout rates. Founded in 2001, Pathways operates in 13 communities across Canada, with programs in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Manitoba. Recently recognized with a 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education Award (WISE) for its innovative and effective work in education, Pathways plans to expand nationally and leverage its knowledge to serve more students across the country.

About Target - www.target.ca

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,921 stores – 1,797 in the United States and 124 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit target.ca/corporateresponsibility.

SOURCE Pathways to Education Canada

For further information: Media inquiries: Pathways to Education, Sybil Eastman, Citizen, 647.975.7927, sybil.eastman@citizenrelations.com; Target, Lisa Gibson, Target Public Relations, 289.261.1221, Target Media Hotline, 612.696.3400