Media advisory - Connecting Foster & Adoptive Families Through Art

    OTTAWA, May 11 /CNW Telbec/ - In honour of the International Day Against
Homophobia and Transphobia to be held on May 17th, 2009, an original work of
art, created by children and youth in care, will be unveiled this week.
    The work was created as part of a joint project between Family Services
Ottawa and the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa.
    Family Services Ottawa's Around the Rainbow Project brought together a
group of foster and adopted children and youth in care to create a piece of
art that expressed what family meant to them. The children were from adoptive
and foster families headed by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents.

    When:                    Friday, May 15, 2009
                             Event:  12:00 to 1:30 pm
                             Photo-ops & interview:  12:30 to 1:00 pm

    Where:                   Jack Purcell Community Centre
                             320 Jack Purcell Lane
                             Ottawa, ON

    Special Guest:           Political Leaders:
                             M.P. Paul Dewar
                             M.P.P. Yasir Naqvi
                             City Councillor Diane Holmes

                             Family Services à la famille Ottawa
                             Jack Purcell Community Centre
                             Jack Purcell Recreation Association
                             The Children's Aid Society

    Photo ops & Interviews:  (*) All special guest and designated foster
                             families and former youth in care.

    France Clost of the Children`s Aid Society of Ottawa Communications
Office will assist the media with photo ops at the event. The Children`s Aid
Society of Ottawa has identified spokespeople, including Foster Parents and
former youth in care, who have provided the proper consents to release
information and who will be available to be interviewed and photographed

For further information:

For further information: The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa: France
Clost, Communications, (613) 747-7800 ext. 2033, (613) 851-1584 (mobile),

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