Media advisory - A team of 300 corporate volunteers strong help the Dawson Boys and Girls Club in an extreme makeover



    MONTREAL, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Employees from more than 20 national
corporations will step out of their offices, roll up their sleeves and
volunteer their time and skills at the Dawson Boys and Girls Club this
Wednesday. A group of 300 volunteers strong, all encouraged by their employers
to donate their time in a collaborative effort in the communities in which
they work and live, will paint, decorate, build, remodel, and improve the
building that serves hundreds of children from the nearby Verdun community.

    
    Date:     Wednesday, October 17, 2007

    Time:     7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
              Event agenda:
              7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast and interview
              opportunities (opportunity for live feeds and remote news and
              weather reports)
              8:30 a.m. - Event kick-off. Speakers include Ruth MacKenzie,
              President, Volunteer Canada and Line St-Amour, Executive
              Director, Dawson Boys and Girls Club.
              8:45 a.m. - Horn blows to kick-off the projects.
              3:15 p.m. - Board cutting ceremony with youth and corporate
              leaders to launch the newly renovated Boys and Girls Club
              (Strong video/photo opportunity)

    Location: Dawson Boys and Girls Club
              666 Woodland Avenue, Verdun

    Photo, video and interview opportunities available throughout the day
    

    Projects include painting the entire club, decorating program rooms,
installing shelving units and building custom-made cubbies.
    The participating businesses are all members of the Corporate Council on
Volunteering, one of the largest corporate volunteerism initiatives in the
country. Members of the Council include: The Home Depot Canada; Bell Canada;
Best Buy; Donohue Mansfield; Ernst & Young LLP; Future Shop.; IBM; Investors
Group; KPMG; Manulife Financial; MBNA; Microsoft; Molson; Power Corporation of
Canada; PriceWaterhouseCoopers; RBC Financial Group; SAP Canada; STAPLES The
Business Depot; TransAlta; TELUS; UPS Canada; and Wal-Mart Canada Corp;




For further information:

For further information: Elizabeth Gray-Smith, Manager of
Communications, Volunteer Canada, (613) 231-4371, ext. 226, (613) 266-9427


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