Edmonton Folk Music Festival gets the Powder Room star treatment

The Powder Room offers relief to music lovers in a jam

EDMONTON, August 3 /CNW/ - With approximately 12 to 18 per cent of Canadians experiencing overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms, the Powder Room - a national education program for people with OAB - has compiled a stellar line-up of public restrooms to help provide concert-goers some relief to and from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.(1)

Since 2006, the Powder Room has encouraged Canadians to add and rate public restrooms across Canada on the Cross-Canada Powder Room Map - www.powderroom.ca. The map enables the public and those experiencing OAB symptoms to cope by mapping out bathroom locations along routes to ensure they know where a bathroom is at all times. With 28 per cent of Canadians having an urge to urinate that is sometimes difficult to put off, and 30 per cent urinating more than 8 times in a 24-hour period, restrooms to and from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival have been chosen based on their proximity to the folksy festivities.(2)

"We're very happy to lend our support to the Powder Room community," said David Jackson, owner of the Wired Cup. "Being a part of the Cross-Canada Powder Room Map allows the Wired Cup to give back not only to our neighbours but to those around the country experiencing the Edmonton Folk Music Festival."

Restrooms around the Edmonton Folk Music Festival include:

    
    -   Morango's Tek Café, 10118 79 Street NW
    -   The Wired Cup, 9418 91 Street NW
    -   Red Ox Inn, 9420 91 Street NW
    -   Strathern Steak Pizza Lounge, 9514 87 Street NW
    -   Varscona Hotel on Whyte, 8208 106 Street NW
    -   Metterra Hotel on Whyte, 10454 82 Avenue NW
    -   Hilltop Pub, 8220 106 Avenue NW
    -   The Westin Edmonton, 10135 100th Street NW
    -   Riverside Bistro, 1 Thornton Court NW
    -   Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065 100th Street NW
    

To obtain a print-out of the public restrooms to and from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival or to provide a rating for a restroom across Canada, please visit www.powderroom.ca.

    
    ABOUT OVERACTIVE BLADDER
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Overactive bladder affects approximately 12 to 18 per cent of Canadians.(3) Having the sudden "urge" to urinate, even when the bladder is not full, is the primary symptom of overactive bladder and not, as some believe, incontinence (urine leakage).(4)

    
    ABOUT THE POWDER ROOM
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The Powder Room is a national and fully bilingual educational program developed in collaboration with Canadian healthcare professionals. The program works to improve the quality of life of individuals with overactive bladder by helping them to understand, manage and treat the condition. For more information on overactive bladder, visit www.powderroom.ca. The Powder Room has been made possible through an education grant from Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc., a leader in the field of urology.

    
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    (1) Kelleher C, et al. Improved Quality of Life in Patients with
        Overactive Bladder Symptoms treated with Solifenacin. BJU
        International 2005; 95:81-85.
    (2) Leger Marketing, on behalf of the Powder Room, OAB Omnibus Survey.
    (3) Kelleher C, et al. Improved Quality of Life in Patients with
        Overactive Bladder Symptoms treated with Solifenacin. BJU
        International 2005; 95:81-85.
    (4) Wein A, Rackley, R. Overactive Bladder: A Better Understanding of
        Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management. J Urology 2006; 175:S5-
        S10.
    

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SOURCE energi PR

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview with an OAB expert or overactive bladder patient contact: Erin Bodley, energi PR, 416-425-9143 ext. 14, erin.bodley@energipr.com

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