Media Advisory - Salvation Army launches Christmas Kettle Campaign

Annual Campaign Provides Support to More Than 5000 Families

OTTAWA, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army will launch its 2009 Christmas Kettle Campaign on Thursday, November 19, 2009 St. Laurent Centre's Centre Court, 1200 St. Laurent Blvd., beginning at 12:15 p.m.

    
    WHO:    Special guests - Mayor Larry O'Brien.

    WHAT:   Launch of the Salvation Army's 2009 Christmas Kettle Campaign.

            Mayor O'Brien marks the official launch of the 2009 Christmas
            Kettle Campaign.

    WHERE:  St. Laurent Centre, Centre Court, 1200 St. Laurent Blvd.
            (Just below food court, adjacent to Santa Clause display)

    WHEN:   Thursday, November 19, beginning at 12:15 p.m.

    WHY:    This event marks the beginning of the annual Christmas campaign
            in the City of Ottawa. The 118-year old campaign funds local
            programs that provide support to more than 5000 families in need
            across Ottawa.
    

The 2009 Christmas Kettle campaign goal is $500,000.

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information: For further information: or to schedule an interview: Michael Maidment, Public Relations Director, Telephone, (613) 233-8428 or 1-800-780-7691, Mobile, (613) 795-8898, Email: michael_maidment@can.salvationarmy.org


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