Boardwalk Rental Communities Sponsors the 10th Walk for Wellspring in London, ON

CALGARY, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust ("BEI.UN" – TSX)

For the second consecutive year, Boardwalk Rental Communities ("Boardwalk") is proud to announce its title sponsorship of Boardwalk's Walk for Wellspring.

This is a big year for the Walk for Wellspring as the organization is holding its 10th annual walk which will be held on September 13, 2014. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, an $85,000 fundraising goal has been set. Boardwalk took part to help raise funds by hosting various fundraising events throughout the summer. Boardwalk Associates and Resident Members in the London area are also invited to participate, either by making a pledge or lacing up their shoes to join the walk. Beginning and ending at Citi Plaza, participants will enjoy a beautiful walk or run through 5 or 10 km routes along the Thames River, city streets and area parks.

"In the spirit of our Golden Vision to Love Community, we are deeply committed to community involvement and to support programs such as Wellspring London," said Sam Kolias, CEO and Chairman of the Board. "We believe that community initiatives such as Boardwalk's Walk for Wellspring provides a positive way to impact cancer patients, survivors, advocates and the general public, and we are proud to be a part of it."

Wellspring is an organization that provides services for individuals and families that have to deal with a cancer diagnosis. The free services offered by Wellspring are unquantifiable in providing support for those when they need it most. Wellspring does not receive any Government or United Way funding and does not share in funds raised by the Canadian Cancer Society. To learn more about Wellspring and Boardwalk's Walk for Wellspring visit www.wellspringlondon.ca.

About Boardwalk REIT

Boardwalk REIT is Canada's friendliest landlord and currently owns and operates more than 220 properties with 34,652 residential units (as at June 30, 2014), totaling over 29 million net rentable square feet. Boardwalk's principal objectives are to provide its Residents with the best quality communities and superior customer service, while providing Unitholders with sustainable monthly cash distributions, and increase the value of its Trust Units through selective acquisition, disposition, development and effective management of its residential multi-family communities. Boardwalk REIT is vertically integrated and is Canada's leading owner/operator of multi-family communities with over 1,500 associates bringing Customers home to properties located in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec.

Additional information about Boardwalk REIT can be found on the Trust's website at www.BoardwalkREIT.com.

SOURCE: Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust

For further information: Media Relations: David McIlveen, Director of Community Development, 403-531-9255, dmcilveen@bwalk.com; Investor Relations: James Ha, Director of Mortgage and Finance, 403-531-9255, JHa@bwalk.com

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