Media Advisory - More than 20 business leaders to be exiled to Louisbourg



    Exile Island - Cape Breton to raise funds for Children's Wish

    HALIFAX, May 11 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     More than 20 local business leaders will become castaways and
              be exiled to Fortress of Louisbourg in an effort to raise much
              needed wish funds for The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.
              Now in its third year in Nova Scotia, Exile Island will feature
              rival tribes competing in a variety of challenging mental and
              physical contests to collect the most money in donations and
              pledges by calling friends, family and colleagues.

    WHO:      Luciano Lisi, Exile Island Co-Chair and President Cape Breton
              Explorations
              H. John Harker, Exile Island Co-Chair and President & Vice
              Chancellor, CBU
              More than 20 business leaders from Cape Breton who have been
              exiled
              Three local wish children and their families

    WHEN:     Friday May 22, 2009
              9:00 am    Exile Participants meet at
                         Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club, 246 Esplanade Street
              9:45am     Arrive at Fortress and Challenges begin
              1:00 p.m.  Dinner & Entertainment

    WHERE:    Media can meet the tribes at 9:45 a.m. at the Fortress of
              Louisbourg (Please confirm your attendance)
    

    BACKGROUND:

    Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favorite wish for
children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception,
Children's Wish has granted nearly 15,000 wishes for children and their
families and fulfills approximately 900 wishes annually -- each being an
individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that
particular child. For information on The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada,
log onto www.childrenswish.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director - Nova
Scotia, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (902) 492-0025, c: (902)
229-9474, cheryl.matthews@childrenswish.ca


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