/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - More than 100 business leaders to be exiled on George's Island/



    Third annual Exile Island to raise funds for Children's Wish

    HALIFAX, Sept. 18 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     More than 100 local business leaders will become castaways and
              exiled on George's Island in an effort to raise wish funds for
              The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. The event will
              feature 10 rival tribes competing in a variety of challenging
              mental and physical contests to collect the most money in
              donations and pledges by calling friends, family and
              colleagues.

    WHO:      Colin MacDonald, Exile Island Co-Chair and CEO, Clearwater
              Chris Huskilson, Exile Island Co-Chair and CEO, Emera
              More than 100 business leaders who have been exiled
              10 local wish children and their families

    WHEN:     Friday September 19, 2008
              1:00 p.m.      10 Exile teams depart for George's Island
              1:30 - 4:30    Challenges
              5:00 p.m.      Dinner
              6:00 p.m.      Performance by Rawlins Cross

    WHERE:    George's Island
              Media can depart with the tribes from the Cable Wharf at 1:00
              p.m. Please confirm if you need transportation.
    

    BACKGROUND:

    Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favorite wish for
children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception,
Children's Wish has granted more than 14,000 wishes for children and their
families and fulfills approximately 900 wishes annually -- each being an
individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that
particular child. For information on The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada,
log onto www.childrenswish.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director - Nova
Scotia, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (902) 492-0025, c: (902)
229-9474, cheryl.matthews@childrenswish.ca; George James, Communications
Director, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (905) 839-4566, ext.
240, c: (416) 402-3783, e: george.james@childrenswish.ca


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