Sunday, May 24th 2015
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
11:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting and Start of the 5km Walk
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch, Entertainment, Kids Activities and Awards
NO Registration Fees to participate in this familyfriendly event.
Expect road closures on University Avenue.
TORONTO, May 22, 2015 /CNW/ -
PRESS KIT PICK-UP 9:00 a.m. onwards.
Visit the media tent to obtain a press kit, Walk Day information and assistance.
On Sunday May 24th, Toronto residents will be stepping forward to increase awareness and raise funds to alleviate global poverty at the World Partnership Walk. An initiative of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, the Walk unites Canadians in a common effort to bring hope and renewal to poor communities living in Asia and Africa.
For the past 30 years, the Walk has raised over $90 million for international development programs and initiatives, making it the largest and most successful event of its kind in Canada. Last year nearly 40,000 Canadians came together to raise more than $7 million in Calgary, Edmonton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ottawa, Montreal, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria.
NEW: For the first time ever, Aga Khan Foundation Canada's brand new Together mobile exhibit will be visiting the Walk! Together: An Exhibition on Global Development is a unique, mobile exhibition, housed in a 53-foot, custom vehicle, which creates an innovative, interactive and multi-sensory experience designed to spark conversations about the role that Canadians can play in reducing global poverty.
- 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Many local, provincial and federal leaders will attend the VIP Breakfast. The purpose of the breakfast is to host and celebrate our top fundraisers, major donors and sponsors. Expected attendees include Mayor John Tory, Deputy Mayor Denzel Minnan-Wong, Honorable MPP Reza Moridi, and MP John Carmichael.
- 10:00 am to 11:00 am: Opening ceremonies
- 11:00 am: Ribbon cutting
- 9:30 am to 10:00 am: Speak with government, corporate and community leaders about why they are taking steps to end global poverty.
- 10:00 am to 11:00 am & 12:00 pm onward: Speak with our fantastic volunteers and fundraisers – from young children who have raised $80,000, to young professionals and corporate teams who are giving back to their communities. Toronto heroes, making a difference in the world!
SOURCE Aga Khan Foundation Canada (World Partnership Walk)
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For further information: Sahar Jamal, Director, Media, Marketing & Communications , World Partnership Walk, Toronto, firstname.lastname@example.org, 647-473-6763