MTV to air Victoria's Wish on Monday November 2 & Tuesday November 3

PICKERING, ON, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada and MTV joined forces earlier this year to grant Victoria Watson's heartfelt music wish of having a once-in-a-lifetime music experience. The result will air in a two-part MTV News special hosted and produced by Aliya-Jasmine Sovani on MTV Monday November 2 and Tuesday November 3 at 6:30pm ET/PT.

Victoria's 3-day wish adventure with MTV included a complete celebrity makeover with some of Toronto's hottest stylists, an opportunity to participate in production meetings and brainstorming sessions with top music journalists, the chance to produce her own MTV News segment, and a surprise visit from one her favourite music celebrities.

Victoria stated in her MTV blog "These three days have been the most magical and surreal time of my life. I will cherish every moment. This experience has allowed me to grow and has shaped my perspective about life, and my dreams of having a future in the music industry."

"Victoria Watson is a beautiful, energetic, and strong girl. While most of us were going to high school dances and crying over not having a date to most of them... Victoria was fighting cancer," commented Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, Host, MTV News "She was a great addition to the MTV News team."

For more information go to www.mtv.ca/wish.

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. The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is dedicated to granting an exceptional wish to every child.

This year, the Foundation expects to grant 1,000 wishes as it commemorates 25 years of granting wishes. The Foundation has never refused a wish to an eligible child granting nearly three wishes everyday - each being an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that particular child. Each wish is as unique as the child who makes it. A wish can range from a personal computer or a home theatre system, to travel or a meeting with a celebrity.

MTV

MTV in Canada is a Canadian programmed and managed business, wholly owned by CTV Inc., a division of CTVglobemedia. MTV offers a distinctly Canadian interpretation of the MTV brand across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service found at MTV.ca, and across an MTV-branded analog specialty service that delivers innovative lifestyle, talk and documentary programming with a commitment to 71 per cent Canadian programming in primetime. The MTV business is powered by an alliance between CTV, Canada's number one television brand and MTV Networks, the world's most valuable media brand. MTV in Canada is one of 50 MTV-branded services worldwide serving 171 territories around the world.

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information: For further information: Paul St-Germain, Director, Communications, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, (905) 839-4566, ext. 240, 1-800-700-4437, paul.stgermain@childrenswish.ca, www.childrenswish.ca; Ashley Applebaum, Communications Officer, MTV, (416) 384-4228, ashley.applebaum@ctv.ca


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