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Kids Help Phone

April 25, 2016 06:00 ET

BMO Presents 15th Annual Kids Help Phone Charity Walk

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 25, 2016) - Kids Help Phone's Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO marks 15 years of fundraising at this year's May 1st events. As Canada's largest charity walk in support of children and youth, and with new sites added this year, the annual event is expected to bring together thousands of Canadians for the cause at 35 locations across the country.

Kids Help Phone is Canada's only 24/7 counselling and information service for youth, offering free, bilingual, confidential and anonymous telephone and online counselling from professionally qualified staff. Much of the revenue needed to maintain this valuable service is raised through the annual walk.

"From the inception of Kids Help Phone, BMO has been a proud partner helping to raise awareness for this great cause," said Gilles Ouellette, Wealth Management Group Head, BMO Financial Group. "As that tradition continues into our fourth year as presenting sponsor for Walk so Kids Can Talk, it only becomes more meaningful to see the growth of the communities coming together to join us, and the impact the Walk has for so many youth across the country."

In addition to community support, the event attracts Canadian star power for the cause, with appearances from athletes, musicians and actors.

"The Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO raises essential funds to ensure Kids Help Phone is always open for kids," says Sharon Wood, President and CEO, Kids Help Phone. "Kids are dealing with more complex issues than ever before and need our help to safely navigate the complex road to adulthood. As a charity, we need donations to help make sure young people can always reach professional counselling and online support when they need it most. By raising money through the Walk, you are directly helping young people develop their skills and build strengths that will enable them to deal with life's challenges and stay safe from harm."

For those who are interested in making a contribution or signing up for this year's Walk, please visit to register or donate, and join the social conversation using #KidsHelpPhoneWalk.


WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Alberta Festival Market - Eau Claire Plaza
139 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary
9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Hawrelak Park
9330 Groat Road, Edmonton
9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
British Columbia Aldergrove Lake Regional Park
Pepin Brook Trail, 27240 8th Avenue, Langley
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Waterfront Park Rhapsody Plaza
1200 Water Street,
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Country Club Centre
98-3200 Island Highway North,
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
David Lam Park
1300 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Polson Park
2600 Highway 6
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Braefoot Elementary School
1440 Harrop Road, Victoria
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Manitoba University of Winnipeg - Duckworth Centre
400 Spence Street,
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Newfoundland & Labrador Bowring Park - Bungalow
305 Waterford Bridge Rd., St. John's
11:00 a.m. Noon
Cornerbrook -
Lion's Club
87 Midland Row
2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
New Brunswick Wilmot Park
15 Saunders St.,
12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.
Mapleton Park & Rotary Pavilion
600 Mapleton Road,
12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.
Nova Scotia Halifax Emera Oval
5775 Cogswell St.,
12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.
Ontario Southshore Community Centre
205 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie
9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Kingston Park
Paxton Drive,
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Bay Ridges Kinsman Park
705 Sandy Beach Rd., Pickering
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
F.H. Sherman Recreation Park
388 First Rd. East,
Stoney Creek
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Lemoine Point Conservation Area
1441 Coverdale Drive Entrance,
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village
10 Huron Rd.,
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Thames Park
15 Ridout Street S.,
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Streetsville Memorial Park
335 Church St., Mississauga
8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Jaycee Gardens Park
543 Ontario Street,
St. Catharines
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Andrew Haydon Park
3127 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Harrison Park
1155 2nd Ave. East, Owen Sound
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Nicholls Oval Pavilion
725 Armour Road, Peterborough
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Canatara Park - Seaway Kiwanis
1200 Lake Chipican Drive, Sarnia
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Woodbine Park
Coxwell Ave. & Lakeshore Blvd. E., Toronto
8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Derwent Park
7515 Forest Glade Dr., Windsor
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Boyd Conservation Area
8739 Islington Ave., Vaughan
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Prince Edward Island Rodd Mill River Resort
180 Mill Rd., Route 136
12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.
Quebec Angrignon Park
3400 Boulevard des Trinitaires, Montréal
8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Saskatchewan University of Regina, Riddell Centre
3737 Wascana Pkwy.,
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Saskatoon Fieldhouse
2020 College Dr., Saskatoon
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

*All times local

Virtual Walks:

Alberta: Grand Prairies, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer

British Columbia: Prince George


New Brunswick: Saint John

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Ontario: Brantford, Burlington - Milton, Huntsville, Sudbury, Thunder Bay

Prince Edward Island



About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $699 billion as of January 31, 2016, and close to 47,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

About Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is charity that provides counselling and referrals as the only national helpline for young people. Since 1989, it has offered kids and teens hope and support through its confidential and anonymous service. As an organization that speaks with young people every day, Kids Help Phone works to share their perspectives and improve their well-being on a societal level. Kids Help Phone raises the majority of its revenue from individuals, foundations, corporations, and community fundraising.

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