CALGARY, May 1 /CNW/ - On Sunday, May 3rd, walkers from across Alberta
will join thousands of Canadians from coast to coast, in the eighth annual
Walk for Kids Help Phone. Walk events are taking place in seven communities in
Alberta, as well as more than 50 others across Canada.
Last year, the Walk for Kids Help Phone raised $3 million to help support
Canada's only toll-free, confidential and anonymous phone and online
counselling, information and referral service for children and youth.
In 2009, Kids Help Phone is celebrating 20 years of being there for kids
in communities across Canada. Alberta residents are invited to help celebrate
by walking so kids can talk about the issues and questions that are important
When: Sunday, May 3, 2009
Community Location Start Time Special Guests
Calgary Eau Claire Market 2:00 p.m. MLA Kent Hehr,
(Bow River Pathway) Calgary Buffalo
Alderman John Mar,
Edmonton Rundle Park, ACT 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 Kin Coulee Park 1:00 p.m. Mayor Norm Boucher
Red Deer Heritage Ranch 1:00 p.m. Mayor Morris
The Walk for Kids Help Phone is the largest national fundraising event
dedicated to helping ensure that Kids Help Phone will be there, by phone and
online, when young people in communities across Canada reach out for help and
Please join us on Sunday, May 3rd. To register, pledge a walker or
volunteer in your community, visit www.walkforkidshelpphone.ca
Bell is the founding sponsor of the Walk for Kids Help Phone. Joining
Bell as sponsors in 2009 are: BMO Financial Group, Compass Group Canada, G4S,
Metro Newspapers, Motorola, Nestlé Canada Inc., Parmalat, Quest Vitamins,
Sympatico/MSN, UTi and WestJet.
About Kids Help Phone
This year marks Kids Help Phone's 20th Anniversary. For the past two
decades, Kids Help Phone has been at the forefront in providing help and hope
through its phone and web counselling services, earning the respect and trust
of kids across Canada. When young people feel like there's nowhere to turn,
when parents, schools and social services are unavailable, closed, backlogged
or simply not accessible for any reason, Kids Help Phone is there. Young
people know that when they reach out to Kids Help Phone, any time of the day
or night, they'll be connected with a professional counsellor who can provide
immediate, kid-friendly insight, help and direction on a wide variety of
issues relevant to youth.
Last year, Kids Help Phone counsellors connected with kids in almost
3,000 Canadian communities more than 2.2 million times. By continuing to reach
out to kids in meaningful and innovative ways, Kids Help Phone will remain a
trusted part of kids' lives for many years to come.
CNW Group is proud to be the official newswire provider for Kids Help
For further information:
For further information: Lindsay Schalin, Coordinator, Awareness &
Communications, Kids Help Phone, (403) 645-4058,
email@example.com; Jacqueline Michelis, Bell Canada, Media
Relations, (416) 581-3311, 1-877-391-2007, firstname.lastname@example.org