Photo-op Advisory/Save the Date - Power of the Hour 'Suits Up' for Bay Street
Photo-op To Kick-Off Canadian National Volunteer Week


    
                           Friday, April 16th, 2010
           11:30 a.m. in the Heart of Toronto's Financial District
                   at the South East Corner of King & Bay
    
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<p><span class="xn-location">TORONTO</span>, <span class="xn-chron">April 14</span> /CNW/ - GetInvolved.ca's 'Power of the Hour' campaign will gather Canada's top volunteer community leaders, CEOs and top executives from the Country's most influential corporations to kick-off Canadian National Volunteer Week with a powerful photo-op and guerrilla volunteer recruitment campaign.</p>
<p>Since their January launch, Power of the Hour has exceeded their goal of 2,000,000 volunteer hours for 2010 and is proud to announce they currently stand at 2.2 million volunteer hours pledged.</p>
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    When:   Friday, April 16th 2010 - 11:30 a.m.

    What:   A 'Powerful' photo-op featuring:

            Amanda Belzowski (www.lemonade4heart.org/), A 12 year old
            volunteer fundraising powerhouse and Power of the Hour Ambassador
            to Canada's business community

            UPS Canada - Mike Tierney, President of UPS & Chair of the
            Corporate Council on Volunteering

            Amanda, dressed in a business suit, will literally stand on her
            soapbox and demand Bay Street businesses and executives get on
            board with Power of the Hour, pledging volunteer hours in honour
            of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24, 2010.) Mike Tierney,
            President of UPS & Chair of the Corporate Council on Volunteering
            will join Amanda and sign-up spectators to make a 'Power Pledge'
            of volunteer hours in support of National Volunteer Week.

    Who:    Also on-site for the event:
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            Dorothy Engelman, Senior Partner, q media solutions
            (www.qmediasolutions.com) and Founder, Get Involved
            (www.getinvolved.ca) and Power of the Hour
            (www.getinvolved.ca/power/).

            Volunteer Toronto - Deborah Gardner, Executive Director

            Investors Group (Sponsor of National Volunteer Week) - Sue Neal,
            Regional Director, Toronto

            and representatives from leading Power of the Hour not-for-profit
            organizations including: Habitat for Humanity, the Canadian
            Association of Riding for the Disabled (CARD) and Canadian Blood
            Services.

    Where:  The South East Corner of King & Bay Streets
            April 16, 2010 11:30 a.m.
    

For further information: For further information: Patrick McCaully, Pointman Public Relations, (416) 855-9427, patrick@pointmanpr.com

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