TORONTO, June 13, 2011 /CNW/ - In recognition of his extraordinary life,
Walter Gretzky, one of Canada's most famous fathers, is being honoured
as Canada's 2011 Father of the Year by Doro, a world leader in easy to use cell phones and devices designed
especially for seniors. Walter and Doro are encouraging Canadians from
coast to coast to "make the call" on Father's Day, and tell our dads
and father figures how much they mean to us.
A modest man from humble beginnings, Walter Gretzky raised five children
in his hometown of Brantford, Ontario inspiring and mentoring his son
Wayne to become one of the greatest hockey players in the world. A
fighter in his own right, Walter battled back from a near-fatal brain
aneurysm in 1991 and today devotes his time to helping charities and
fundraisers - raising millions of dollars for worthy causes across
Canada during the past 20 years.
"Being named Canada's Father of the Year is an incredible honour for me.
Reminding sons and daughters to make the call on Father's Day is a
message that's close to my heart," said Walter Gretzky from his
Brantford home. "Over the years I have relied heavily on the phone to
keep in touch with all my children, particularly Wayne who would call
from the road after almost every game to let me know how things went,
and of course to just to stay in touch."
Father's Day is an important day for loved ones to celebrate the men in
their lives who have made a difference with their love and support.
For those who cannot get together in person, Doro encourages Canadians
to make the call on June 19, and tell someone special how much they
mean to you. Although any day is the right day to tell someone you
care, Father's Day is the perfect reminder to thank the man who has
provided so much ongoing love and support.
"Walter Gretzky is the ultimate dad - an encouraging motivator whose
hard won wisdom continues to inspire generations of youth," said Doro
CEO Jerome Arnaud. "In honour of Father's Day, we are proud to name
him Doro's 2011 Father of the Year. We admire him for his commitment to
his family, unfailing positive attitude, and his dedication to
improving the lives of others.
Doro's award winning phones are sold in over 30 countries around the
world and are distributed exclusively in Canada by Rogers
Communications Inc. Rogers offers the Essential Connect package - an
affordable monthly package featuring rates as low as $15/month.
Doro (www.doro.com) is a Swedish company that focuses on developing, marketing and selling
telecom products targeted particularly at seniors. With over 35 years
of experience in telecom and sales in more than 30 countries on five
continents, Doro is today the world-leading brand in simple,
easy-to-use mobile phones. Doro created the Care Electronics segment
and has in recent years received several international design awards.
Doro phones are distributed exclusively in Canada by Rogers
Image with caption: "Walter takes a congratulatory call after learning he has been named Doro's Canadian Father of the Year. (CNW Group/Doro)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110613_C5001_PHOTO_EN_01.jpg
Image with caption: "Walter takes a congratulatory call after learning he has been named Doro's Canadian Father of the Year. (CNW Group/Doro)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110613_C5001_PHOTO_EN_02.jpg
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