Media Advisory - Joannie Rochette steps off the ice to show Quebecers a new
way of giving this holiday season

The Vision Mondiale Gift Catalogue comes to life at Arena Martin-Brodeur

MONTREAL, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - World Silver Medalist, five-time Canadian Ladies Champion and a 2010 Olympian, Joannie Rochette, explains why a trip to Peru with Vision Mondiale gave her a much broader understanding of the world and a different perspective on her training in preparation of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Join Joannie at the Arena Martin-Brodeur where she is currently training for competition. Joannie will be accompanied by some furry friends native to Peru. They are an excellent example of the unique gift options available in the Vision Mondiale Gift Catalogue. You will learn how these gifts can help children and their families to achieve independence, and earn extra income to help provide access to things like education, better nutrition and healthcare and a more secure and hopeful future.

    WHAT:           Vision Mondiale Gift Catalogue launch event

    WHEN:           10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.,
                    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    WHERE:          Arena Martin-Brodeur
                    5300, boulevard Robert, Saint-Léonard

    INTERVIEWEES:   Joannie Rochette
                    Isabelle Depelteau, Director, Vision Mondiale

    VISUALS:        Joannie warming up on the ice
                    Live Alpacas with a special message for Joannie
                    Opportunities for one-on-one interviews, photos and

         Snacks and beverages available on-site, plus a special gift
                             directly from Peru

Last year more than 3,000 generous Quebecers spent roughly $500,000 on items from the Vision Mondiale Gift Catalogue ranging from school supplies for classrooms to livestock and life saving medical supplies.

Vision Mondiale is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Vision Mondiale serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, please visit

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For further information: Please confirm your attendance and indicate if you need transportation by calling or e-mailing: Janie Mercky, Porter Novelli on behalf of Vision Mondiale, (514) 846-5607, (514) 562-8023 (mobile),; Photos and b-roll footage also available

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