MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The More We Walk, the More They Can Talk in
- BMO employees in Quebec 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
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (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: Montreal, Becancour, Val-d'Or
Time: Varies on location; see below
3400, boul. Des Trinitaires
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Walk start: 10:00 a.m
625, Avenue Godefroy
Walk start: 6:00 a.m.
Ecole St. Sauveur
415, 3 Avenue
Walk start: 6:00 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.
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,
You can also follow us at:
BMO Financial Group
Valerie Doucet, Montreal
Kids Help Phone
Pascale Guillotte, Toronto
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