Media Advisory: WWF Celebrates Earth Hour in Roncesvalles Village

Media Advisory: WWF Celebrates Earth Hour in Roncesvalles Village 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 -- To celebrate the
sixth anniversary of Earth Hour, WWF-Canada is organizing an all-ages
community concert in the core of Roncesvalles Village on Saturday,
March 23. 
The free musical event will feature live performances by Liam
Titcomb, the Lucas Stagg Band, Etobicoke School for the Arts show
choir, SPLASH, and Earth Hour Anthem composer, Andrew Huang.  
CBC's Garvia Bailey returns as the Earth Hour event emcee. Other
guests include MPP Cheri DiNovo, City Councillor Gord Perks and Earth
Hour Team Captains, Karyn Klaire Koski and Hannah Alper. 
Kowski and Alper are two of seven champions from all over Canada
recognized by WWF for their commitment to community-based
environmental initiatives. 
Earth Hour brings together people of all ages and backgrounds, from
around the world to sound a clear call-to-action for our most
pressing global challenge: climate change.  


 
WHAT:   WWF hosts Toronto Earth Hour celebration in Roncesvalles Village    
WHEN:   Saturday, March 23, 2013                                            
                                                                            
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WHAT   Earth Hour lantern making workshop for kids                          
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WHO    Christina Topp, Vice-President, Marketing and Communications, WWF    
       Karyn Klaire Koski, Earth Hour Team Captain                          
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WHERE  Smock Cafe, 287 Roncesvalles Avenue                                  
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WHEN   2-3 p.m.                                                             
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                             EVENING OPPORTUNITY                            
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WHAT   Earth Hour lantern walk and community concert                        
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WHO    Josh Laughren, Director of Climate and Energy Program, WWF           
       Karyn Klaire Koski, Earth Hour Team Captain                          
       Hannah Alper, Earth Hour Team Captain                                
       Cheri DiNovo, MPP for Parkdale-High Park                             
       Ernie Johannson, Senior Vice President, Personal Segment, BMO Bank of
       Montreal                                                             
       Gord Perks, Toronto City Councillor                                  
       Garvia Bailey, host of CBC's Big City, Small World                   
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WHERE  Lantern walk: Grafton Ave. Park, 23 Roncesvalles Ave.                
       Concert: Wright Ave and Roncesvalles Ave                             
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WHEN       8 p.m. Earth Hour lantern walk with performance from SPLASH      
        8:15 p.m. Concert kick off                                          
        8:30 p.m. Lights off and performance of Earth Hour Anthem           
        8:35 p.m. Musical performances                                      
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About WWF's Earth Hour 
Join hundreds of millions of people worldwide and switch off your
lights on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Visit
www.wwf.ca/earthhour to join the movement.  
WWF's Earth Hour is an opportunity for individuals, businesses and
communities around the globe to unite in a powerful call to action of
hope for a better, healthier planet. In Canada, BMO Financial Group
and the Toronto Star are the national sponsors, Ontario Power
Authority is a regional sponsor and Staples Canada is the education
sponsor. As sponsors for WWF's Earth Hour, BMO Financial Group,
Toronto Star, Ontario Power Authority and Staples Canada will harness
their incredible ability to engage employees and reach customers in
spreading our message and encouraging individual action. 
Earth Hour Canada Media Centre: 
http://www.wwf.ca/events/earthhour/media/
Contacts:
Media contact:
WWF-Canada
Riannon John
(416) 347-1894
rjohn@wwfcanada.org
 
 
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