KELOWNA, BC, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - World Vision is excited to announce that veteran NHL goaltender James Reimer will join Country Superstar Dean Brody in support of World Vision's #LoveCanKelowna event.
Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basron, is also enthusiastic about the opportunity saying, "We are honoured that World Vision has selected Kelowna as a host community for one of its fundraising opportunities. Everyone deserves access to safe clean drinking water – something many of us take for granted. We applaud World Vision for the work it is doing to help those in need and hope the events in Kelowna are very successful."
Global 6k with James Reimer
James is a seven year NHL veteran, playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks and his current team the Florida Panthers. He has also represented Canada in the 2011 IIHF World Championships. James and his wife April call Kelowna home in the off-season and he is excited to be a part of this event. "I am really honored to be a part of this awesome event. Obviously as an athlete, we rely heavily on water to keep us hydrated while we play, and of course, we need frozen water just to play hockey. And so I hope we can all join together with World Vision and help get water to kids who really need it!"
Dean Brody Concert
Another fellow Canadian and BC native excited to be a part of the event is Dean Brody. "I just completed a 26 date tour from Ontario to BC-- it's safe to say, I love Canada. This is my chance to help World Vision thank Canadians for their years of support and partnership." And although his official tour just completed Dean has at least one last show in him, as he'll be performing live on the Island Stage shortly after the walk is completed.
The day will be filled with giveaways, prizes, photo ops and, of course, the chance to see Dean and James up-close.
The day starts with World Vision's Global 6K Walk for Water which brings awareness to the fact that six kilometres is the average distance those in developing countries walk to find, what is often dirty, water. Participants will walk six kilometres along Kelowna's beautiful waterfront where there will be interactive experiences for kids and adults alike. Participants can choose to carry a jerry can filled with water along the course to allow for a more in-depth experience of what these families face every day.
The walk is followed by an afternoon concert with Dean Brody from the Island stage at Tugboat Bay. World Vision is excited to be able to give Kelowna a fun and family friendly day as a way of saying thank you and spreading the love.
Michael Messenger, World Vision Canada's CEO and President said "At World Vision, we are privileged to have partners across Canada who share our will to take action for the world's most vulnerable. The generosity of Kelowna residents has enabled us to reach more children and have a greater impact than ever before, and for that I thank you. Our organization's commitment is to meet the needs of every child we serve, and we can't do that alone. We are stronger when we work together and by partnering with more generous Canadians, children around the world will have a greater chance at a bright future."
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SOURCE World Vision Canada
For further information: Interviews Requests: Michael Messenger is available for Interviews. Please contact: Jenn Miller: 647-534-5113 or [email protected] OR Shelly Gilmore at 250-864-1153 or [email protected]; James Reimer is available for Interviews. Please contact: Shelly Gilmore at 250-864-1153 or [email protected]