Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Delta Hotels and Resorts serve breakfast
to Vancouver commuters

Fundraising event will help to support three local charities

VANCOUVER, May 28 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, June 2nd, Delta employees will set up at three of the Lower Mainland's busiest commuter stations during the morning rush to provide coffee and muffins to commuters in exchange for a donation to a local charity.

Each station will be decorated and themed to support a different local cause as the Delta Community Cruiser hits the second stop on its national tour.

Vancouver's City Centre Station will go green for one of Vancouver's top outdoor wonders by raising money for the Stanley Park Ecology Society. The Metrotown station will be all about building homes for families in need to support Habitat for Humanity while Richmond's Brighouse Station focuses on meals for the Richmond Food Bank.

To further support the green commute, employees at the Vancouver City Centre Station will also provide bananas for downtown cyclists to support BC Bike to Work Week.

The Delta Community Cruiser Tour will see six Delta employees embark on a cross-Canada journey to build stronger communities through various volunteer and fundraising activities. The tour will support Delta's goal of raising $1 million and donating 10,000 volunteer hours to local charities from coast to coast throughout 2010.

The 2010 Toyota Prius is the official car of the Delta Community Cruiser Tour.

    
    What:  Delta Hotels and Resorts Commuter Breakfast for charity

    When:  June 2nd from 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Where: Vancouver City Centre Station -
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           southwest corner of Georgia and Granville St.

    Who:   Hank Stackhouse - President & CEO, Delta Hotels and Resorts
           Peter Gillis, General Manager, Delta Vancouver Suites
           Representatives from Stanley Park Ecology Society
           Delta Vancouver Suites employees

    Where: Metrotown Station -
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           Central Blvd at Metrotown Mall on the sidewalk at the base of the
           station stairs.

    Who:   Mayor Derek Corrigan, City of Burnaby
           Gordon Johnson, Regional Vice President, BC Region, Delta Hotels
           and Resorts
           Stewart Hardacre, President & COO, Habitat for Humanity Canada
           Representatives from Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver
           Delta Burnaby employees

    Where: Richmond Brighouse Station -
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           at station entrance on No.3 Road across from Richmond Centre Mall.

    Who:   Margaret Hewlett, Executive Director, Richmond Food Bank
           Kyndrie Malmquist, Delta Vancouver Airport
           Delta Vancouver Airport employees
    

About Delta Community Cruiser

The Delta Community Cruiser is a summer-long tour, which will see six Delta employees travel across the country, raising money and volunteering for local charities along the way. The Tour will support Delta's goal of raising $1 million and donating 10,000 volunteer hours to community charities during 2010.

The team will start their journey in Victoria, BC on June 1st and will reach 34 communities in 10 provinces over a 74-day period, finishing up in St. John's, NL on August 13th. The Cruiser car - a 2010 Toyota Prius - will travel a total of 12,000 kilometres across the country.

Whether it is building a home for a family in need with Habitat for Humanity, hosting a food drive, planning a community car wash or a golf tournament fundraiser, the Delta Community Cruiser Tour demonstrates Delta's commitment to building strong communities, one dollar and one hour at a time.

Canadians can follow the tour online at www.deltahotels.com/cruiser, and experience the journey through blogs, photos and videos from the road. The website also provides details on how to get involved in local events in your community. You can also follow the tour on Twitter and Facebook: twitter.com/deltahotelsltd and facebook.com/deltahotels.

About Delta Hotels and Resorts

A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 45 full-service, city centre and airport hotels and resorts under the Delta brand. Widely regarded as Canada's "brand of choice" by guests and owners, Delta also distinguishes itself as an exemplary employer. It is the only hotel company to have been recognized for its sustained focus on business excellence by the prestigious National Quality Institute with three Canada Awards for Excellence, including the award program's highest honour, the Order of Excellence (2007). The company also consistently ranks as one of the country's best employers in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business annual "50 Best Employers" list (2001-2003, 2005-2010). As well, its Corporate Social Responsibility platform, Delta Helps, includes a chain-wide commitment to the communities we serve through our national partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada, participation in the Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Eco-Rating program, and our work with various other charitable groups. For more information, visit www.deltahotels.com.

SOURCE Delta Hotels and Resorts

For further information: For further information: Rachel Thexton, Media Profile, Office: (604) 609-6153, Cell: (604) 729-1448, rachel.thexton@mediaprofile.com; Sandy Indig, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Office: (416) 874-2018, Cell: (416) 409-0649, sindig@deltahotels.com

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