CALGARY, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust ("BEI.UN" - TSX) Boardwalk Rental Communities ("Boardwalk") is proud to announce its lead sponsorship of The Coldest Night of the Year event in Edmonton, Alberta, in partnership with Hope Mission of Edmonton. On February 22, 2014, hundreds of volunteer walkers will brave the cold and trek two, five or ten kilometers through the heart of Edmonton, walking the streets that our homeless neighbours walk each day. Hope Mission will also serve approximately 400 meals of chili to help keep the volunteer walkers warm throughout the night.
The Coldest Night of the Year is a Canada-wide fundraising walk which provides participants the opportunity to experience the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness, while supporting those citizens living homeless and hungry on our streets each day. Hope Mission is a non-profit Christian charity founded in Edmonton in 1929, providing over 500 shelter beds and serving over 1000 meals a day to Edmonton's homeless.
Sam Kolias, CEO and Chairman of Boardwalk REIT said, "We are proud to partner with Hope Mission, and are dedicated to the success of the Coldest Night of the Year event across the Country. The funds raised will provide a positive impact to those less fortunate in our Community."
The Coldest Night of the Year takes place simultaneously in 64 communities across the country. In Calgary, Alberta, Boardwalk is sponsoring four blocks of the event. In London, Ontario, Boardwalk is a primary sponsor and is preparing and serving chili to over 300 walkers and volunteers.
More information about The Coldest Night of the Year can be found at: www.coldestnightoftheyear.org
About Boardwalk REIT
Boardwalk REIT is Canada's friendliest landlord and currently owns and operates more than 225 Communities with 35,386 residential units (as at Dec 31, 2013) totaling approximately 30 million net rentable square feet. Boardwalk's principal objectives are to provide its Residents with the best quality Communities and superior Customer Service, while providing Unitholders with sustainable monthly cash distributions, and increase the value of its Trust Units through selective acquisitions, dispositions, and effective management of its residential multi-family communities. Boardwalk REIT is vertically integrated and is Canada's leading owner/operator of Multi-Family Communities with over 1,500 Associates bringing Customers home to Communities located in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia.
Additional information about Boardwalk REIT can be found on the Trust's website at www.BoardwalkREIT.com.
SOURCE: Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust
For further information:
Director of Community Development
James Ha Director of Mortgage and Finance