/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Georges Laraque takes "Hockey for Haiti" to
school in Montreal's Haitian community/

NHL joins "Hockey for Haiti" team to support the reconstruction of Grace Children's Hospital in Haiti

MONTREAL, March 17 /CNW/ - NHL veteran Georges Laraque will visit students at Louis-Joseph-Papineau School on Thursday, March 18, 2010, to discuss the Hockey for Haiti fundraising initiative which is benefiting World Vision's earthquake relief in Haiti.

NHL representative Ken Martin will make a special presentation at the event. World Vision will provide an update on the relief and reconstruction effort and how the "Hockey for Haiti" funds will be used to rebuild the Grace Children's Hospital in Port au Prince which was devastated following the January 12th earthquake.

"Hockey for Haiti" is a fundraising initiative that was started by Haitian-Canadian Georges Laraque with the support of the National Hockey League Players' Association after the January earthquake in Haiti.

    
    WHAT:         Georges Laraque visits students to discuss the Hockey for
                  Haiti initiative
                  NHL makes a presentation to Hockey for Haiti/World Vision
                  World Vision gives update on situation in Haiti

    WHEN:         1:30 to 2:30 p.m on Thurs. March 18, 2010

    WHERE:        Louis-Joseph Papineau School 2901, rue de Louvain East,
                  Montreal (Saint-Michel)

    INTERVIEWEES: Georges Laraque, NHLPA member
                  Ken Martin, VP Community Affairs and Diversity Program, NHL
                  Isabelle Depelteau, Director, Vision Mondiale
                  Matt Langen, NHLPA Manager, Goals & Dreams

    VISUALS:      Georges Laraque talks to and plays hockey with students
                  NHL makes a special presentation to "Hockey for
                  Haiti"/World Vision
    

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision has been working in Haiti for 30 years and has a staff of 800 in the country. Since the earthquake World Vision has reached over half a million people with life-saving food and emergency supplies. For more information, please visit WorldVision.ca.

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For further information: Please confirm your attendance and indicate if you need transportation by calling or e-mailing: Janie Mercky, Porter Novelli on behalf of Vision Mondiale, (514) 846-5607, (514) 562-8023 (mobile), janie.mercky@porternovelli.com


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