HALIFAX, June 4 /CNW/ - You are invited to witness two groups of sailors from HMCS Halifax who are raising funds for The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada - Nova Scotia Chapter by running across Nova Scotia. This seventh run to raise awareness and funds for Children's Wish will see two teams run the length of the province by simultaneously running Yarmouth-Halifax and Sydney-Halifax legs to meet pledge obligations. The RUN will conclude with an official finish and cheque presentation ceremony at the Fleet Club Atlantic on Friday June 11. Since the Run first began, more than $72,000 has been raised for the Foundation.
Media are invited to join us at the following locations:
June 7 - (Yarmouth) - Meadowfields Elementary School, 7:50am arrival
June 9 - (New Minas) - New Minas Elementary 12:15-12:45pm arrival
June 10 - (Windsor) - Falmouth Elementary 8am arrival
June 10 - (Sackville) - Sackville High School, 11:30am - 12pm arrival
June 11 - Halifax - Fleet Club Atlantic (2800 Barrington St)
June 7 - (North Sydney) - Bras' d'Or Elementary 8:20 am arrival
June 8 - (Whycocomagh) - Whycocomagh Education Centre, 8:25 am arrival
June 9 - (Antigonish) - St. Andrew's Jr. High, 8:45 am arrival
June 10 - (Truro) - Bible Hill East Court Road School, 8:15 am arrival
June 11 - (Halifax) - Fleet Club Atlantic (2800 Barrington St)
HMCS Halifax's Run Nova Scotia
Finish Line Celebration
Fleet Club Atlantic
June 11, 2010
11:00 Run Nova Scotia Team crosses the finish line at
11:05 Welcome & Thanks.
WISH CHILD address - Sarah McDonald from Cole Harbour, NS
CO's Representative's Remarks
WO Greg McDonald/MCpl Wanda McDonald Remarks (Wish Child
Run Coordinator Remarks & Presentations
Thank you from the Children's Wish Foundation - Nova
12:00 - 13:00 Meet and greet (including refreshments).
19:00 - 00:00 Benefit Concert at Fleet Club featuring "Kevin Fletcher &
Admission is a Cash Donation at the door.
Door Prizes and 50/50 Draw.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 15,000 children and their families.
This year, the Foundation expects to grant 1,000 new wishes. The Foundation has never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family.
The Foundation is a grassroots charity with chapters in every province and territory. For information on Children's Wish, log onto www.childrenswish.ca.
SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
For further information: For further information: Laura Van Zoost, Fundraising Coordinator - Nova Scotia, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (902) 492-0035, c: (902) 680-2765, email@example.com