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April 29, 2014 11:12 ET

BMO: Walking Across Canada Together so Kids Can Talk

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 29, 2014) - On Sunday, May 4, BMO employees and others in communities across the country will walk in Kids Help Phone's Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO, Canada's largest walk supporting the mental and emotional well-being of children and youth.

The Walk is Kids Help Phone's largest fundraising event of the year, raising a significant portion of the revenue needed to keep its valuable free, bilingual, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone and online counselling service available to youth across the country.

The 5 km Walk is a fun and inspirational opportunity for thousands of kids, adults, families, schools, community organizations and companies to come together in more than 25 communities across Canada.

For those who are interested in making a contribution to this year's Walk, please visit http://www.walksokidscantalk.ca/.

WHEN: Sunday, May 4, 2014

WHERE: The Walk will take place in a variety of locations across Canada.

PROVINCE ADDRESS REGISTRATION WALK START*
Alberta Festival Market - Eau Claire Plaza
139 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary
9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Rundle Park
2909-113 Ave NW, Edmonton
9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
McKenzie Trails, Red Deer 11:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
British Columbia Aldergrove Lake Regional Park
Pepin Brook Trail, Langley
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
The Dolphins at Rhapsody Plaza
1200 Water St., Kelowna
11:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
Country Club Centre
98-3200 Island Highway N., Nanaimo
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
David Lam Park
1300 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Braefoot Elementary School
1440 Harrop Rd, Victoria
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Manitoba University of Winnipeg
Duckworth Centre
515 Portage Ave., Winnipeg
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Newfoundland and Labrador Bowring Park
399 Waterford Bridge Rd., St. John's
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Stephenville Primary School
72 West St., Stephenville
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Ontario Southshore Community Centre
205 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie
9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Tecumseh Park
50 William Street N., Chatham
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Alex Robertson Park
700 Sandy Beach Rd., Pickering
9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
F.H. Sherman Recreation Park
388 First Rd. E., Stoney Creek
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Lemoine Point Conservation Area
Trillium Trail, Kingston
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Bingeman's Park
425 Bingemans Centre Dr., Kitchener
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Thames Park
15 Ridout St. S., London
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Streetsville Memorial Park
335 Church St., Streetsville
8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Jaycee Gardens Park
543 Ontario St., St. Catharines
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Vincent Massey Park
Heron Road & Riverside Drive, Ottawa
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Harrison Park
75 2nd Ave. E., Owen Sound
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Nicholls Oval Pavillion
725 Armour Rd., Peterborough
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Dow People Place
430 Front St. N., Sarnia
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Woodbine Park
Coxwell Avenue & 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.
New Brunswick Wilmot Park
Fredericton, New Brunswick
12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.
Nova Scotia Halifax Emera Oval
5775 Cogswell St. Halifax
12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.
Prince Edward Island Confederation Landing, Charlottetown 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.
Quebec Parc La Fontaine
3933 Ave. du Parc la Fontaine, Montréal
8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Saskatchewan Saskatoon Field House
2020 College Dr., Saskatoon
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

*All times local

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 2013, BMO Financial Group allocated $56 Million (CDN) to registered charities, not-for-profit and community-based organizations and institutions in Canada and the United States.

About Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for its expertise in providing vital, innovative counselling services to children and youth in communities across Canada. Since 1989 it has offered children, teens and young adults a critical lifeline of hope and support, through its free, anonymous and confidential service. Kids Help Phone's 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, in English and French. Kids Help Phone's internationally recognized, award-winning websites offer online counseling forums and engaging, therapeutic games, tools and information to encourage resilience and self-care.

Contact Information

  • Media Relations Contact:
    BMO Financial Group:
    Amanda Robinson, Toronto
    (416) 867-3996
    amanda.robinson@bmo.com

    Kids Help Phone:
    Norma Meneguzzi Spall/The Results Group PR
    O: (416) 686-9110 or M: (416) 209-1216