-- etalk's Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim host Free The Children's
National Me to We Day this Friday, October 17 --
-- Event to be streamed live on CTV.ca/metowe with additional
repeat broadcasts on CTV, MTV and Star! --
TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Empower. Inspire. Effect change. For the second
year in a row, CTV will broadcast highlights from Free The Children's National
Me to We Day, it was announced today. Premiering Saturday, October 25 at
7 p.m. ET on CTV, Me to We is a one-hour television special linking viewers
across the country to the extraordinary youth event taking place this Friday
in Toronto. Hosted by etalk anchors Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim, Me to We
features an impressive roster of speakers and performers - including Sarah
McLachlan, award-winning actress Mia Farrow, celeb designer Nate Berkus,
Canadian Idol winner Theo Tams, Crash Parallel, Liberal MP-elect Justin
Trudeau, and Free The Children founders Craig and Mark Kielburger - who are
joining together to celebrate the power of young people to change the lives of
The largest one-day event of its kind, National Me to We Day unites top
social issues speakers and performers with more than 8,000 student leaders
from 600 schools and 40 school boards across Canada. Students and schools
nationwide can catch the five-hour event in its entirety, live and unedited,
when it is streamed on www.CTV.ca/metowe from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
(approximately) on Friday, October 17.
Produced and recorded by CTV from Toronto's Ricoh Coliseum, Me to We
reinforces CTV's commitment to socially relevant programming fostering change.
Sol Guy, host of the CTV/MTV series 4REAL, is a featured speaker at the event.
Me to We will be re-broadcast Sunday, October 26 at 12 p.m. ET on CTV, Sunday,
October 26 at 7 p.m. ET on MTV and Thursday, October 30 at 9 p.m. ET on Star!
(visit CTV.ca/metowe to confirm local broadcast times).
(xx)Media Note: Download photos of Me To We hosts Ben Mulroney and Tanya
Kim at www.ctvmedia.ca.
"CTV is an avid supporter of this powerful and empowering event," said
Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "National
Me to We Day is a celebration of the positive change that Free The Children
brings to the lives of children worldwide. We are proud to partner with Free
The Children and to be able to share this event with a national audience,
online and on TV."
Me to We speakers and performers include:
- Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger, founders and directors, Free
- Mia Farrow, actress and activist
- Songstress Sarah McLachlan
- Nate Berkus, celebrity designer
- Justin Trudeau, Liberal MP-elect
- The cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation
- World We Know recording artists, Crash Parallel
- 2008 Canadian Idol winner Theo Tams
- Sol Guy, host of MTV's 4REAL
- Farley Flex, Canadian Idol Judge
- Jessi Cruickshank, MTV Host
- Hannah Endicott-Douglas, actress, Anne of Green Gables: A New
Me to We is produced by CTV. Executive Producer is Karen Barzilay.
Hosted by Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim, etalk is the most-watched Canadian
entertainment newsmagazine. From the Oscars and the Emmys to the JUNO Awards
and The Giller Prize, etalk is front-and-centre delivering up-to-the minute
news in film, television, music and more. Celebrating both homegrown talent
and international stars, etalk became Canada's first daily Canadian
entertainment newsmagazine when it launched in 2002. etalk airs weeknights at
7 p.m. ET (check local listings) on CTV and at 8:30 p.m. ET on Star!
About Free The Children
Free The Children is the world's largest network of children helping
children through education, with more than one million youth involved in
innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Founded in 1995
by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has
a proven track record of success. Through the energy and passion of youth,
Free The Children has built more than 500 schools around the world and it
provides education for 50,000 children everyday. The organization has received
the World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the
Children's Nobel Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of
Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with
leading school boards and Oprah's Angel Network. For more information please
CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.
For further information:
For further information: For more event or accreditation information,
contact: Patricia Garcia, CTV Inc., (416) 591-7400 x2645 or