Media Advisory - Annual HMCS Halifax's Run Nova Scotia starts June 7th in
Yarmouth and North Sydney

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:

    
    West Team
    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)

    East Team:
    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
                   Dockyard/Fleet Club

    11:05          Welcome & Thanks.
                   Team Introductions
                   WISH CHILD address - Sarah McDonald from Cole Harbour, NS
                   CO's Representative's Remarks
                   WO Greg McDonald/MCpl Wanda McDonald Remarks (Wish Child
                    Parents)
                   Run Coordinator Remarks & Presentations
                   Thank you from the Children's Wish Foundation - Nova
                    Scotia Chapter
                   Closing Remarks

    12:00 - 13:00  Meet and greet (including refreshments).

    19:00 - 00:00  Benefit Concert at Fleet Club featuring "Kevin Fletcher &
                    the Gents".
                   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, laura.vanzoost@childrenswish.ca


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