/R E P E A T -- Invitation to the media - Francis Bouillon invites the public to Step Up for the Children on Saturday, June 14 at Parc Jean-Drapeau/

    MONTREAL, June 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to the
26th edition of Step Up for the Children with Standard Life, to be held on
Saturday, June 14 on Ile Sainte-Hélène at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The event will
begin at 8:30 a.m. with the 10-km race, followed by the 5-km family walk at
10 a.m.
    Over 4,000 participants are expected to attend. Event ambassador and
Montreal Canadiens defenceman Francis Bouillon and child spokesperson Valérie
Bernier will open the walk. It will also be a fun celebration for children,
with inflatable games, entertainment and free food for everyone.
    "I encourage families to come out and participate. This year, the
objective of the Step Up for the Children with Standard Life campaign is to
raise over $400,000 in support of the Foundation of Stars. People can register
online until Thursday, June 12 or on site on the day of the event," explains
Francis Bouillon.

    Date: Saturday, June 14

    Rain or shine, the day's events will unfold as follows:

    8:30 a.m.   Francis Bouillon gives the starting signal for the 10-km run.
    9:30 a.m.   Medals are awarded to the winners of the race.
    10:00 a.m.  Francis Bouillon and Valérie Bernier open the 5-km family
    11:00 a.m.  Autograph signing session with Francis Bouillon.
    11:30 a.m.  Friendly 175-step run for children.

    Location: On Ile Sainte-Hélène at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Free parking for
media in parking lot P12.

    To register or for more information about the event, visit

    About Standard Life

    In 2008, Standard Life, the first life insurance company to transact
business in Canada, marks its 175th year of operations. Standard Life plc is a
major international financial services group headquartered in Scotland. It
provides asset-managing services for retirement, investment and protection to
some seven million customers world-wide. It has offices in the United Kingdom,
Canada, Ireland, Germany, Austria, India and China, including Hong Kong.
    The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada is Standard Life plc's
largest operation outside the U.K., with 2,000 employees in Montreal and
across Canada and serving more than 1.3 million Canadians, including group
insurance and pension plan participants. (www.standardlife.ca)

For further information:

For further information: Emmanuelle Rondeau, Expression Communications
for Standard Life, (514) 347-1114, erondeau@expressioncommunications.com

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