REGINA, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Croissants, transformational testimonials, silent auctions, funding and partnership announcements are on the menu at the 15th annual Being There for Kids Breakfast presented by SaskTel, which promises to be one of the most inspiring mornings in the event's history.
|WHAT||The 15th annual Being There for Kids Breakfast presented by SaskTel in support of Kids Help Phone.|
|WHEN||Friday, June 7; 7:30am - 9am|
|WHERE||Delta Regina Hotel, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK S4P 4H2|
|WHY||"SaskTel's involvement with Kids Help Phone has spanned more than 15 years, and unfortunately, I believe that today's young people need their services more than ever," SaskTel President and CEO Ron Styles said. "From struggles in family relationships and stress at school to depression, cyberbullying, self-harm, and everything in between, today's young people deal with every circumstance imaginable - and some we can't imagine. This event raises critical funds for Kids Help Phone's essential service, because having someone ready to listen makes such a difference when a child needs help."|
|WHO|| The Breakfast event hosts guests representing the business community and public sector, who all believe that no child should ever feel unloved, unheard or hopeless.
The Honourable Russ Marchuk, Minister of Education, and Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education (Anti-Bullying Initiative) Jennifer Campeau will make an important partnership announcement and present Kids Help Phone with a $49,000 grant in support of counselling services, service awareness, and its resource database.
| Keynote speaker
At 17, Robb Nash survived a serious car accident that resulted in a six-month coma, and later left him overwhelmed with anger, self-doubt, and depression. After recovering physically and emotionally, Robb went on to connect with young people through music as founder of the band Live On Arrival. Today, Robb and his band tour the country taking Robb's inspiring message to young people in schools all over Canada.
The Honourable Russ Marchuk, Jennifer Campeau, Robb Nash and Ron Styles will be available for interview and photo opportunities.
About Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for our expertise in providing vital, innovative, and professional counselling services to children and youth. Since 1989 we have offered children, teens and young adults in Canada a critical lifeline of hope and support, through our free, anonymous and confidential service. Our professional counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people ages five to 20, in urban, rural, and remote communities, by providing one-on-one counselling, information and resources online and by phone. Our internationally recognized, award-winning websites are considered a model of child-focused interactive design, and offer online counselling forums and engaging, therapeutic games, tools and information to encourage resilience and self-care. A community-based national charity, Kids Help Phone receives no core government funding and relies on community and corporate support to keep our essential service available. We're there for the *6.5 million young people in Canada, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in English and in French.
*Source: represents the age group Kids Help Phone serves (from 5 to 20) according to Statistics Canada, 2011.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 608,000 wireless accesses, 492,000 wireline network accesses, 250,000 internet accesses and 97,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, security monitoring, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs).
SOURCE: Kids Help Phone
For further information:
Regional Director, Community Fundraising & Corporate Development
Kids Help Phone
Phone: (306) 780-9499
Cell: (306) 531-8074