World Partnership Walk 2010 - Media Advisory

OTTAWA, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    DATE:  Sunday, June 6, 2010
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    TIME:  9 a.m. Registration begins
    -----  Place des Vestiges,
           Quays of the Old Port of Montreal

           10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
           Hosted by Paul Karwatsky of CTV Montreal

           11:30 a.m. Start of the Walk
           2.5 km or 5 km loop around the Old Port boardwalk

           12:30 p.m. Lunch, entertainment and activities
           Featuring Jonathan Émile, Montreal Wushu Institute, École de
           percussions Samajam, C-301 & the World Partnership Walk dance
           troop

    PRESS KIT PICK-UP:
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    From 10 a.m. onwards, come to the media tent to get a press pass and kit,
    as well as critical Walk Day information and assistance.

    THE EVENT:
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On Sunday, June 6, 2010, Montreal residents will join Canadians in cities across Canada in the World Partnership Walk, Canada's largest annual event to increase awareness and raise funds to help fight global poverty.

The Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and its national network of volunteers. AKFC is a not-for-profit development agency that supports sustainable and cost-effective development in the poorest countries. The Walk brings together Canadians from every background to support and learn about programs that help individuals and communities in Asia and Africa rise from poverty. All of the funds raised by the Walk (100%) go to international development initiatives. Administrative costs are covered separately.

The Walk is expected to involve more than 40,000 participants in ten cities: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria.

Since its inception, the Walk has raised more than $50 million; last year $6.8 million was collected to enhance the quality of education, improve healthcare, increase rural incomes and build the capacity of community organizations in the developing world, among other projects.

SOURCE World Partnership Walk

For further information: For further information: Naila Jinnah, (514) 966-5510 or njinnah@gmail.com; Karen Fournier, (613) 314-3357

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