MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The More We Walk, the More They Can Talk in British Columbia - BMO employees in British Columbia will be walking with community members in support of Kids Help Phone in the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO on Sunday, May 5 - Thousands of BMO employees participating in more than 30 community and virtual walks across Canada VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/02/13 -- On Sunday, May 5th, BMO employees are putting on their walking shoes in support of the kids within communities across Canada. Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO in support of Kids Help Phone will raise much-needed funds to ensure Kids Help Phone's professional counsellors continue to be there any time, day or night, 365 days a year, to help kids and teens deal with concerns large or small. As a proud founding sponsor and partner of Kids Help Phone for over two decades, thousands of BMO employees in Canada will participate in both community and virtual walks across Canada. When: Sunday, May 5, 2013 Walk Locations: Fraser Valley, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Victoria Time: Varies by location; see below: Fraser Valley Mill Lake Park, #1 North Abbotsford Registration: 10:00 a.m. Walk start: 11:00 a.m. Kelowna The Dolphins at Rhapsody Plaza 1200 Water Street Registration: 11:00 a.m. Walk start: 12:00 p.m. Nanaimo Country Club Centre 98-3200 Island Highway North Registration: 10:00 a.m. Walk start: 11:00 a.m. Vancouver Langara Family YMCA 282 West 49th Avenue Registration: 9:30 a.m. Walk start: 11:00 a.m. Victoria Braefoot Elementary School Harrop Road & Braefoot Road Registration: 10:00 a.m. Walk start: 11:00 a.m. The fundraising efforts of these communities will make a difference in the lives of kids everywhere by ensuring continued access to a free, professional counselling, information and referral service. About BMO Financial Group For more than 195 years, BMO Financial Group has believed in community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility in the communities it serves. In 2012, BMO contributed more than $87.6 million in donations, sponsorships and events in Canada and the United States to groups, organizations and programs that help build and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities. Internet: www.bmo.com Twitter: @BMO About Kids Help Phone Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for our expertise in providing vital, innovative, and professional counselling services to children and youth. Since 1989, we have offered children, teens and young adults in Canada a critical lifeline of hope and support, through our free, anonymous and confidential service. Our professional counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people ages five to 20, in urban, rural, and remote communities, by providing one-on-one counselling, information and resources online and by phone. Our internationally recognized, award-winning websites are considered a model of child-focused interactive design, and offer online counseling forums and engaging, therapeutic games, tools and information to encourage resilience and self-care. A community-based national charity, Kids Help Phone receives no core government funding and relies on community and corporate support to keep our essential service available. We're there for the 6.5 million young people in Canada, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in English and in French. (i)Source: represents the age group Kids Help Phone serves (from 5 to 20) according to Statistics Canada 2011. To learn more about Kids Help Phone, please visit www.kidshelpphone.ca. To register to Walk so Kids Can Talk today, visit http://www.walksokidscantalk.ca/. You can also follow us at: www.kidshelpphone.ca/facebook www.kidshelpphone.ca/twitter www.kidshelpphone.ca/youtube Contacts: Media Contacts: BMO Financial Group: Laurie Grant, Vancouver (604) 665-7596 firstname.lastname@example.org Kids Help Phone: Pascale Guillotte, Toronto (416) 581-8974 Pascale.email@example.com
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The More We Walk, the More They Can Talk in British Columbia
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