MEDIA ADVISORY & PHOTO OPP - The Children's Aid Foundation's Gala - Teddy Bear Affair to Open the Market in celebration of 30 years of supporting Toronto's most vulnerable children

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - On Friday, November 18, the Children's Aid Foundation will open the Toronto Stock Exchange to celebrate the 30th Annual Children's Aid Foundation Gala - Teddy Bear Affair and its impact over the last 30 years on the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable children and youth in Toronto. The gala takes place on November 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and has raised over $26 million for children and youth in the child welfare system. To mark the gala's milestone year, the Children's Aid Foundation is launching the Teddy Bear Fund, where donations can be made to ensure a long-term, stable source of funding addressing the most urgent needs of children in care of the child welfare system in the community. To learn more about the Teddy Bear Fund:

Media may pick up a feed from the TOC (television operations centre) for all market open ceremonies. The feed is named TSX Transmit 2, produced at the TMX Broadcast Centre and sent live to the TOC. Those featured move into position for the market open ceremony at approximately 9:27 a.m. and the markets will open with the sound of a SIREN (the traditional market open on Toronto Stock Exchange) at 9:30 a.m. 



TSX Market Open with Children's Aid Foundation and Youth Ambassadors


Valerie McMurtry, President and CEO, Children's Aid Foundation

Barry Hildred, Board Chair, Children's Aid Foundation

Victor and Maureen Dodig, Honorary Chairs, Children's Aid Foundation Gala -Teddy Bear Affair

Crystal Groves, former youth in care




Reception at 9:00 am

Opening remarks at 9:15 am

Market Opening at 9:30 am


TMX Broadcast Centre, The Exchange Tower

130 King Street West, Toronto


SOURCE Children's Aid Foundation

For further information: Lisa Lipkin, Lisa Lipkin Communications, Tel: 416-988-4189; E-mail:


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