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January 04, 2005 13:15 ET

Word Of Mouth Public Relations Inc.: Toronto's Bloor Street Diner Staff Raise $17,662 In One Day For Doctors Without Borders Tsunami Relief Fund


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JANUARY 4, 2005 - 13:15 ET

Word Of Mouth Public Relations Inc.: Toronto's Bloor
Street Diner Staff Raise $17,662 In One Day For
Doctors Without Borders Tsunami Relief Fund

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 4, 2005) - Just 24 hours after
announcing that the wait staff at the Bloor Street Diner (located in the
Manulife Centre and Bistro at Yonge & Eglinton) would be donating all of
the tips they earned on December 30 to the Doctors Without Borders South
Asian Tsunami Relief Fund, they have announced that the staff raised a
total of $8831 in one day, said Maryvone Centner, of Eatertainment
Hospitality, the company that operates the Bloor Street Diner.

Eatertainment Hospitality matched the $8831 amount bringing the grand
total of the donation to $17,662.

"We are very proud of our staff and our customers. We had no idea we
could raise so much money in so little time for such a worthy cause. It
is also great to know that the Federal Government will match our
donation dollar-for-dollar, increasing the donation amount to nearly
$35,000," said Maryvone Centner.

The Bloor Street Diner's ownership issued a nationwide challenge to all
restaurant owners on December 29 asking they too make the effort to help
with the Tsunami Relief.

"Our goal was to get our industry involved in this worthwhile cause. If
everyone made a little effort in their own way, we could make a great
difference in helping the thousands of people impacted by this
devastating disaster," said Sean Ward, General manager of The Bloor
Street Diner.

A cheque for the full amount was delivered to Doctors Without Borders in
Toronto.

"We are delighted with the willingness and outpouring of support our
customers showed. In fact there was one customer who ordered two cups of
coffee and left a $200 tip," said Centner.

The Bloor Street Diner is located in the Manulife Centre at 55 Bloor
Street West. Doctors Without Borders offers assistance to populations in
distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of
armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race,
religion, creed or political affiliation. Doctors without borders can be
reached at www.msf.ca to make donations directly.

In addition to its restaurant operations that include the Bloor Street
Diner, and Bloor Street Diner Express and LOFT, Eatertainment
Hospitality owns Eatertainment Special Events & Catering, a leading
event planning and catering company in Toronto. Eatertainment's website
can be accessed at www.eatertainment.com

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