Kids Help Phone and Bell honoured by Canadian wireless association - This
year's Walk for Kids Help Phone takes place on Sunday, May 2

OTTAWA, April 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Kids Help Phone and long-time partner Bell were honoured last night as recipients of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association's "Connected to the Community" award, which recognizes outstanding organizations that have partnered with Canada's wireless industry to improve the lives of Canadians.

Since 1989, Kids Help Phone has worked to advance the well-being of Canadian children and youth by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information. In 2009, Kids Help Phone supported kids more than 2.4 million times, across all counselling platforms available to them, including phone calls answered, online posts and online visits.

"Kids Help Phone is thrilled to be honoured by the CWTA for our work to maximize access to our services by young people," said Lesley Sims, Ontario Regional Director for Kids Help Phone. "Working closely with Bell to ensure we offer the latest mobile and online capabilities has helped improve the lives of many young and vulnerable kids in Canada."

Said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility: "As a founding partner of Kids Help Phone, Bell supports the national organization's continued evolution in the ways it responds to today's technology-savvy and wireless-oriented youth - including making all Bell Mobility calls to Kids Help Phone free and anonymous."

Walk for Kids Help Phone

The Bell team has raised more than $6 million for Kids Help Phone by leading the Walk for Kids Help Phone each year. Bell invites all Canadians to join us for the Walk on May 2 at the following locations to help ensure there is always a counsellor there when a kid calls.

Please visit walkforkidshelpphone.ca for more information.

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on Bell's products and services, please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit www.bce.ca.

    
    Newfoundland and Labrador

    St. John's
    Bowring Park (Waterford Bridge Road entrance)
    1:00 p.m.

    PEI

    Charlottetown
    Confederation Landing
    1:00 p.m.

    Nova Scotia

    Halifax
    Shubie Park, Dartmouth
    1:00 p.m.

    New Brunswick

    Moncton
    Centennial Park Bandstand
    1:00 p.m.

    Saint John
    Rockwood Park
    1:00 p.m.

    Quebec

    Montreal
    Parc Maisonneuve
    10:30 a.m.

    Quebec
    Place d'Youville
    10:30 a.m.

    Sherbrooke
    Marché de la Gare (Lac des Nations)
    10:30 a.m.

    Victoriaville
    Lactancia/Parmalat
    10:00 a.m.

    Ontario - East, West, North and South

    Arnprior
    Robert Simpson Park
    10:00 a.m.

    Barrie
    South Shore Community Centre
    11:00 a.m.

    Chatham
    Tecumseh Park, William Street North and Stanley Avenue
    10:00 a.m.

    Hamilton
    Bayfront Park
    10:00 a.m.

    Kingston
    Lemoine Point Conservation Area - Trillium Trail
    12:00 noon

    Kitchener-Waterloo
    Bingemans
    12:00 noon

    London
    TD Waterhouse Stadium
    12:00 noon

    Niagara
    Jaycee Gardens - St. Catharines
    10:00 a.m.

    Ottawa
    Vincent Massey Park
    10:30 a.m.

    Owen Sound
    Harrison Park
    12:00 noon

    Quinte
    Zwick's Park West - Belleville
    10:00 a.m.

    Sarnia
    Centennial Park - Dow People Place
    12:00 noon

    Sault Ste Marie
    Bellevue Park
    11:00 a.m.

    Sudbury
    Bell
    11:00 a.m.

    Thunder Bay
    St. Ignatius High School
    11:00 a.m.

    Windsor
    Derwent Park (behind Place Concorde)
    12:00 noon

    Ontario - GTA

    Durham (Ajax)
    Ajax Rotary Park
    11:00 a.m.
    Mississauga
    Erindale Park
    10:00 a.m.

    Toronto
    Coronation Park
    10:00 a.m.

    York Region
    Boyd Conservation Area
    10:00 a.m.

    Saskatchewan

    Regina
    Saskatchewan Science Centre
    1:00 p.m.

    Yorkton
    Sacred Heart High School
    2:30 p.m.

    Manitoba

    Winnipeg
    St. Vital Park
    10:00 a.m.

    Alberta

    Calgary
    Eau Claire Market
    2:00 p.m.

    Edmonton
    Rundle Park, ACT Recreation Centre
    11:00 a.m.

    Fort McMurray
    Borealis Park
    1:00 p.m.

    Grande Prairie
    Muskoseepi Park
    1:00 p.m.

    Lethbridge
    Henderson Lake Park
    1:00 p.m.

    Medicine Hat
    Henderson Lake Park
    1:00 p.m.

    Red Deer
    Heritage Ranch
    1:00 p.m.

    British Columbia

    Fraser Valley
    Mill Lake Park No.1 North
    11:00 a.m.

    Gibsons
    Winegarden Park
    11:00 a.m.

    Kelowna
    The Dolphines at Rhapsody Plaza
    11:00 a.m.

    Nanaimo
    Country Club Centre, E&N Trail
    11:00 a.m.

    Vancouver
    Langara Family YMCA
    11:00 a.m.

    Victoria
    Clover Point Park
    11:00 a.m.
    

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SOURCE Bell Canada

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries: Jacqueline Michelis, Bell Media Relations, (613) 785-1427, 1-888-482-0809, jacqueline.michelis@bell.ca


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