Media Advisory - Thousands of Torontonians Join the World Partnership Walk to End Global Poverty

 

DATE:

Sunday, May 28, 2017




TIME:

8:30am

- Team Games and Partnershop


10:00am

- Opening Ceremonies


11:00am

- Ribbon Cutting at Walk Start Line


11:15am

- 5km Walk (Rain or Shine)


12:00pm

- Lunch


1:00pm

- Entertainment Program/Ambassador & Teams



Recognition, hosted by Huse Madhavji and Devo Brown


3:00pm

- Closing




Recommended arrival time 9:30 am 

 

TORONTO, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ - PRESS KIT PICK-UP: 8:30am onwards. Please visit the media tent to obtain a press kit, Walk Day information and any assistance securing media interviews.

THE EVENT:

On Sunday, May 28, 2017, residents of Toronto will join Canadians in cities across the country for the World Partnership Walk, Canada's largest event dedicated to raising funds to help fight global poverty. This year for the nation's 150th birthday, organizers are inviting Canadians to lead by example and demonstrate what it means to be a Canadian by walking for a more peaceful, prosperous and equal world for all.

In 2016 alone, 9,600 Torontonians came out on Walk Day to step forward and make a difference. An initiative of Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), the Walk is a national campaign comprised of nearly 40,000 Canadians, including donors, volunteers and fundraisers—raising over $100 million since its start in 1985.

The World Partnership Walk supports the Aga Khan Foundation Canada's development programs in Africa and Asia—initiatives that improve access to quality education and health care, increase food security, create economic opportunities for women and men, and build strong, resilient communities and local institutions.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

  • 9:00am to 10:30am VIP Breakfast, Sun Life Financial Building. Expected attendees include Premier Kathleen Wynne, MPs Rob Oliphant and Yasmin Rattansi and Mayor John Tory.
  • 11:00am to 11:15am Ribbon cutting, King street- David Pecaut Square

 

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

  • 9:00am to 10:00am: Speak with government, corporate and community leaders about why they are taking steps to end global poverty.
  • 10:00am to 11:00am & 12:00pm onward: Speak with our fantastic volunteers and fundraisers, including a group of seniors who have raised over 45K through organizing local hikes, children 6 years and under who have led mini walks, and young professionals and corporate teams who are committed to making an impact for the better.

 

SOURCE WORLD PARTNERSHIP WALK

For further information: MEDIA INQUIRIES: Melana Roberts, Director of Marketing, Media and Communications, 416-526-3018, Marketing.Toronto@WorldPartnershipWalk.com

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