EastLink Gives Back to Community with Series of Holiday Telethons



    SACKVILLE, NS, Nov. 22 /CNW/ - EastLink is ready to spread joy in
communities all over Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island this Holiday Season
through a full line-up of Holiday Telethons broadcast on EastLink Television.
    "We are extremely pleased during this season of giving to help give back
to the many communities we serve", said Michael Smith, Director of EastLink
Television. "As a member of the corporate community, we feel it is important
to partner with these charitable organizations to help them achieve their
fundraising goals."
    Each year, EastLink Television raises more than $2 million for charities
through sponsorship and fundraising events. The contributions have made a
positive difference for organizations such as Kinsmen, Christmas Daddies, and
Rotary Clubs. In 2006, December Holiday Telethons on EastLink Television
helped raise over $240,000 in funds for various worthwhile causes.

    Below is this season's line-up of telethons, which plan to increase the
amount of funds raised from last year.

    
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    Date                  Event              Community            Time
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    Sunday,         Kinsmen Christmas        New Minas        Noon to 8 p.m.
    November 25th       Miracle
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    Sunday,         Rotary TV Auction      Prince Edward    4:30pm to 10 p.m.
    December 2nd                               Island
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    Sunday,          Digby Christmas           Digby          Noon to 8 p.m.
    December 2nd          Daddies
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    Sunday,         Christmas Angels          Windsor         Noon to 8 p.m.
    December 2nd         Program
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    Sunday,          Pictou County          New Glasgow        1pm to 7 p.m.
    December 2nd     Christmas Fund
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    Sunday,         EastLink Christmas       Aylesford        Noon to 8 p.m.
    December 9th    Mommies & Daddies
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    Monday,          Kinsmen Christmas     Prince Edward        7:30 p.m.
    December 10th         Appeal              Island            to 11 p.m.
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    For more information on any of EastLink Television's programming, please
visit www.eastlink.ca/eltv/.

    About EastLink
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    Operating from its headquarters in Halifax, Nova Scotia, EastLink is the
fifth largest cable company in Canada and was the first to offer customers
local telephone service over a state-of-the-art digital network. EastLink is
one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies with more than 750 employees who
provide a range of communications, entertainment & advertising services to
business and residential customers across the Maritimes. For more information
on EastLink and its products and services, www.eastlink.ca.

    About EastLink Television
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    For over 30 years, EastLink Television has played an important role in
local television production and programming. EastLink Television provides a
voice to many community members and groups in support of a wide variety of
community-based initiatives. Each year, that voice generates over $2 million
in funding for many charitable causes. Each week, EastLink Television produces
approximately 1,400 hours of local programming throughout Nova Scotia and
Prince Edward Island. For more information about EastLink Television, visit
www.eastlink.ca/eltv/.




For further information:

For further information: Michael Smith, Director, EastLink Television,
(902) 431-3010, michael.smith@corp.eastlink.ca


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