Media Alert - Toronto's Children's Aid Societies and Mayor David Miller Launch 3rd Annual Use Your Voice Challenge

    Mayor Miller will be joined by Toronto media personalities and local
    government officials to launch Child Abuse Prevention Month

    TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ -


              In recognition of the October 1st launch of Child Abuse
              Prevention month, Mayor David Miller, local media
              personalities, government officials and the public will use
              their voices against child abuse at the 3rd Annual Use Your
              Voice Challenge.

              Participants of this friendly challenge will speak as loudly as
              possible into a decibel-measurement device to determine who has
              Toronto's strongest voice against child abuse. Besides the
              bragging rights, the winner will be awarded a trophy in
              recognition of their talent and contribution to the cause.

              Want to see what the hype is all about?

              Visit to
              see highlights from last year's event.

              Please join us for this exciting initiative in honour of a good
              cause. All media are welcome to participate. You can make your
              voice heard.

    WHO:      Toronto Mayor David Miller
              David Rivard, Executive Director, Children's Aid Society of
              Mary McConville, Executive Director, Catholic Children's Aid
              Society of Toronto
              Maureen Spillane, former youth in care
              M.J. DeSousa, Vice President & Chief Audiologist, ListenUP!
              Toronto-area media personalities, including:
              -  Anne-Marie Mediwake, Global News Anchor, Global TV
              -  Antony Robart, Global News Reporter, Global TV
              -  Pooja Handa, CP24 Anchor, Weather/Traffic Specialist
              -  Jill Dempsey, Host, CBC's Metro Morning
              -  Laurel Broten, M.P.P., Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Parliamentary
                 Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
              -  Michael Thompson, Toronto City Councillor, Ward 37,
                 Scarborough Centre
              -  Chin Lee, Toronto City Councillor, Ward 14, Scarborough,

    WHEN:     Wednesday October 1st, 2008 at 12:00 p.m.

    WHERE:    Trinity Square, Eaton Centre (by Dundas entrance)

    RSVP:     Argyle Communications
              Kyla Thoms 416.968.7311 x237 / Kaleigh Sainthill x222

              Event day contact: Kyla Thoms 705.571.3200 /
              Kaleigh Sainthill 416.454.5858

For further information:

For further information: Kyla Thoms, (416) 968-7311 x237,; Kaleigh Sainthill, (416) 968-7311 x222,

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