The Dianova Human Chain is waiting for you: Saturday, August 25th, 2007 at 1.00 p.m.



    A CELEBRATION NOT TO BE MISSED AT THE QUAYS OF THE OLD PORT OF MONTREAL

    MONTREAL, Aug. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Hundreds of Montrealers are expected to
join together in a spirit of volunteerism and community service, to
participate in Dianova's annual event. As in the past, many public figures
will participate in this year's Human Chain, such as the Mayor of Montreal Mr.
Gerald Tremblay as well as Mr. Paul Piché to launch the chain into action. MC
AKIR and DJ DIVSA will energize the volunteers by spinning urban, hip hop and
house beats to a local game of The Musical Chain where great prizes will be
distributed. Each volunteer will also receive a souvenir "Human Chain"
t-shirt.

    An Effort to Benefit Montreal's Needy

    For the fourth consecutive year, 650 boxes of donated food, clothing and
toys will be distributed by way of a human chain to a collection point. The
donations will then be picked up by three community organizations, The
Salvation Army, Le Chaînon and L'Accueil Bonneau, for distribution to needy
men, women and children. In order to create as long a Human Chain as possible
Dianova asks the general public and its circle of community relationships,
including other social service organizations and public officials to publicize
this event in their own communities. This is an opportunity for all to
demonstrate how many small gestures, together, can bring about immense social
benefit.

    Dianova an Active Member of Montreal's Community Non-Profit Sector

    In addition to offering its well-known residential treatment program to
those addicted to drugs and alcohol, Dianova also performs remedial work with
street youth and the homeless; and throughout the year it solicits charitable
gifts of essential products from corporate donors for distribution to the
needy. Several times a year the goods collected from corporations are
distributed to Dianova community partners, and the annual Human Chain event
celebrates, symbolically, the beneficial impact of diverse community
organizations, corporations and individuals joining together for common
humanitarian purposes.
    Dianova asks you to register as a volunteer by calling 514-875-7013 or by
contacting dianova@dianova.ca. You may also search the Dianova web site,
www.dianova.ca.


    Meeting point to join the Human Chain:  The Quays of the Old Port of
    Montreal, facing the Science Center building (King-Edward Quay entrance)

    Date and time:  Saturday, August 25th, 2007 at 1.00 p.m.




For further information:

For further information: Bruno Ferrari, (514) 875-7013, Fax: (514)
875-5871, bruno.ferrari@dianova.ca

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