Media advisory - Canadians join the Walk to end poverty in the world this week-end

    OTTAWA, May 29 /CNW Telbec/ -

    DATE:       Sunday, May 31st, 2009
                (Sunday, June 7th, in Ottawa and June 14th in Calgary)

    TIME:       11 a.m.

    LOCATIONS:  Montreal-Mount Royal Park, Beaver Lake
                Toronto-Metro Hall
                Kitchener-Victoria Park Gazebo
                London-Springbank Gardens
                Edmonton-Legislature Grounds
                Vancouver-Stanley Park, Lumberman's Arch
                Victoria-Beacon Hill Park, Cameron Bandshell
                Ottawa-Confederation Park (June 7th)
                Calgary-Princes' Island Park, Enmax Stage (June 14th)

    PRESS KITS: At 10 a.m., press kits will be available at the media desk at
                each location and representatives of the Walk will be
                available to answer questions.


    On Sunday, May 31st, (Sunday, June 7th in Ottawa and June 14th in Calgary)
Canadians will come together to participate in the World Partnership Walk,
Canada's largest annual event to raise funds and increase awareness to fight
global poverty.
    The event unites tens of thousands of Canadians from all walks of life in
a common effort to bring hope and renewal to impoverished communities in Asia
and Africa. Every dollar (100%) goes directly to international development
programs. Not a cent is spent on administration.
    Now in its 25th year, the Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation
Canada (AKFC) and its national network of volunteers. AKFC is a
non-denominational, registered Canadian charity with close to 30 years of
experience finding and sharing effective and lasting solutions to the
challenges of global poverty.

    The 2009 Walk is expected to attract upwards of 40,000 Canadians. Hundreds
of volunteers and 900 corporations are also involved. Since its inception, the
Walk has raised more than $45.5 million; last year more than $5.5 million was
collected to enhance the quality of education, improve health care, increase
rural incomes and build the capacity of community-based organizations.

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Morrow, Manager, Communications,
1-800-267-2532 (ext. 107), 1-613-697-9532 (mobile),

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