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REPEAT-MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The More We Walk, the More They Can Talk in Ontario


REPEAT-MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The More We Walk, the More They Can Talk in Ontario

- BMO employees in Ontario 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

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/04/13 -- 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: Barrie, Chatham, Durham (Ajax), Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Mississauga, Niagara, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Sarnia, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, York Region

Time: Varies by location; see below:


 
Barrie                                                                      
Southshore Community Centre                                                 
205 Lakeshore Drive                                                         
Registration: 9:30 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 11:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Chatham                                                                     
Tecumseh Park                                                               
50 William St. N                                                            
Registration: 9:00 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Durham (Ajax)                                                               
Ajax Rotary Park      
                                                      
Westney Road S. & Lake Driveway W.                                          
Registration: 10:00 a.m.                                                    
Walk start: 11:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Hamilton                                                                    
F.H. Sherman Recreation Park                                                
388 First Road E., Stoney Creek                                             
Registration: 9:00 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Kingston                                                                    
Lemoine Point Conservation Area                                             
Trillium Trail                                                              
Registration: 8:30 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Kitchener-Waterloo                                                          
Bingemans Park                                                              
425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener                                       
Registration: 8:30 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
London                                                                      
Thames Park                                                                 
25 Ridout St. S.                                                            
Registration: 8:30 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Mississauga                                                                 
Streetsville Memorial Park                                                  
335 Church St.                                                              
Registration: 8:30 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Niagara                                                                     
Jaycee Gardens                                                              
543 Ontario St., St. Catharines                                             
Registration: 8:30 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Ottawa                                                                      
Vincent Massey Park                                                         
Heron Road and Riverside Drive                                              
Registration: 8:30 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Owen Sound                                                                  
Harrison Park                                                               
2nd Avenue & 3a Street W.                                                   
Registration: 9:00 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Peterborough                                                                
Nicholls Oval Pavillion                                                     
725 Armour Road                                                             
Registration: 9:00 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Sarnia                                                                      
Centennial Park                                                             
430 Front St. N.                                                            
Registration: 9:00 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Sudbury                                                                     
Adanack Ski Chalet                                                          
744 Beatrice Crescent                                                       
Registration: 10:00 a.m.                                                    
Walk sta
rt: 11:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Toronto                                                                     
Woodbine Park                                                               
Coxwell Ave. & Lakeshore Blvd. E.                                           
Registration: 8:00 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
Windsor                                                                     
Place Concorde                                                              
515 Forest Glade Dr.                                                        
Registration: 9:00 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 a.m.                                                      
                                                                            
York Region                                                                 
Boyd Conservation Area                                                      
8739 Islington Ave., Vaughan                                                
Registration: 9:00 a.m.                                                     
Walk start: 10:00 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: Krysta Cooke, Toronto (416) 867-3996 krysta.cooke@bmo.com

Kids Help Phone: Pascale Guillotte, Toronto (416) 581-8974 Pascale.guillotte@kidshelpphone.ca

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