NEWS ADVISORY - 'Twas the day before Christmas event

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 24, 2012 /CNW/ -

WHAT:   A festive Christmas party with children, live animals and a five-piece Celtic band playing
holiday favourites.
    A presentation to grade-five student Madeleine Carmichael by World Vision Canada
President,  Dave Toycen, for her contribution in helping children overseas. This was done
through a project created by her dad and uncle which supports World Vision Gifts.

Monday, December 24, 2012
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
1 World Drive, Mississauga (off Hurontario, just north of the 401)

  • Giant gift box filled with live barnyard animals
  • Children of different ages feeding and petting the animals including alpaca, sheep, a mother
    and baby goat, a donkey, miniature cow and chickens
  • People enjoying a fun, holiday atmosphere
  • Holiday decorations including several decorated Christmas trees
  • Live Celtic band playing holiday music

Children in attendance will have guardian-signed release forms.


  • Molly Finlay, World Vision Gifts spokesperson, on the most needed gifts which Canadians can easily give at the last minute.

  • Rob Carmichael, president & CEO of Whitecap Canada Inc., on a unique opportunity his company coordinates each year that engages Canadian students to help others around the globe through World Vision.

  • David Carmichael, president & CEO of Easylease Corporation, on partnering with brother Rob in this project.

  • Madeline Carmichael (David's daughter) - Grade-five student at Northlea Elementary & Middle School on how World Vision Gift cards help change lives.

World Vision is a leading Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.


SOURCE: World Vision Canada

For further information:

Genevieve Barber, 905-565-6200 ext. 2176,

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