CALGARY, Oct. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Employees from more than 20 national
corporations will step out of their offices, roll up their sleeves and
volunteer their time and skills at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary,
Thorncliffe Club, on Monday. A group of 200 volunteers strong, all encouraged
by their employers to donate their time in a collaborative effort in the
communities in which they work and live, will paint, decorate, build, remodel,
and improve the building and grounds that serve hundreds of children in the
Date: Monday, October 15, 2007
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast for all corporate leaders
(opportunity for live feeds, remote news and weather reports)
8:30 a.m. - Event kick-off. Speakers include Ruth MacKenzie,
President, Volunteer Canada; Peter Vernon, District Manager,
The Home Depot Canada and member of the Corporate Council on
Volunteering; and Mario Siciliano, President and CEO of
8:45 a.m. - Horn blows to kick-off the projects.
3:15 p.m. - Board cutting ceremony with youth from the club and
corporate leaders to launch the newly renovated Boys and Girls
Club (Strong video/photo opportunity)
Location: Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, Thorncliffe Club
6625 4th St NE, Calgary
Photo, video and interview opportunities available throughout the day.
Projects include painting and decorating program rooms, building library
shelving, and creating an aesthetic outdoor seating area.
The participating businesses are all members of the Corporate Council on
Volunteering, one of the largest corporate volunteerism initiatives in the
country. Members of the Council include: The Home Depot Canada; Bell Canada;
Best Buy; Ernst & Young LLP; Future Shop.; IBM; Investors Group; KPMG;
Manulife Financial; MBNA; Microsoft; Molson; Power Corporation of Canada;
PriceWaterhouseCoopers; RBC Financial Group; SAP Canada; STAPLES The Business
Depot; TransAlta; TELUS; UPS Canada; and Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
For further information:
For further information: Media contact: Elizabeth Gray-Smith, Manager of
Communications, Volunteer Canada, (613) 231-4371, ext. 226, (613) 266-9427