Rex Murphy headlines annual Salvation Army Hope in the City Breakfast

OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for this year's Hope in the City Breakfast is social commentator and editorialist Rex Murphy.  Murphy is known for his wit, humour and gripping political commentary which has captivated audiences across the country.

"We are delighted to have Rex Murphy join us in celebrating the work of the Salvation Army at our annual breakfast, which kicks off such an important season for us," said Michael Maidment, spokesperson for The Salvation Army.

More than 50% of The Salvation Army's total funds raised each year is raised during the Christmas season. The Hope in the City Breakfast is also a time to highlight the impact our volunteers and staff make every day, working with people in need.

This annual event, which raises funds to support critical programs to assist more than 20,000 people in our community every year, brings together prominent business leaders, influential community members and political decision makers.  On this most joyous of holidays, The Salvation Army welcomes the community to help bring hope, dignity and smiles back to our community's most vulnerable people.

The breakfast begins at 7:30 am on November 22, 2012 in the Trillium Ballroom at the Ottawa Convention Centre. For Tickets call 613-233-8428 ext. 221 or email

About the Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army is an international faith-based organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 124 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

SOURCE: The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information:

Michael Maidment
Area Director, Public Relations and Development
Tel: 613-795-8898

Caroline Franks
Public Relations Specialist
Tel: 613-233-8428 ext 231

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