Vote Out Poverty

Vote Out Poverty

September 20, 2007 14:18 ET

Canadian Stars and Ontarians Gather to

VOTE OUT POVERTY

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With a keynote address by Stephen Lewis, hosted by Mary Walsh, and featuring performances from such Canadian treasures as Susan Aglukark, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, The Hidden Cameras and The Nylons, Vote Out Poverty takes to Massey Hall on October 1 at 7:30 pm.

Vote Out Poverty is a community gala, a coming together of people from all walks of life and political allegiances gathering for an evening of entertainment united by a desire to reduce poverty in Ontario, Canada and the world. The event coincides with the home stretch of the election in Ontario where one in seven people live in poverty.

Video vignettes in which Ontario's poor talk about their experiences will be unveiled. The leaders of the major provincial political parties have been invited to speak.

When:
October 1, 7:30pm

Where:
Massey Hall,
178 Victoria Street
Toronto, On. M5B 1T7

Who:
-Keynote: Stephen Lewis
-Host: Mary Walsh
-Susan Aglukark
-The Nylons
-The Hidden Cameras
-Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden and Tom Wilson)
-George Stroumboulopoulos

What:
-Vote Out Poverty, an evening of music, humour and thoughtful discussion on poverty.
-Ticket price minimum of $8.00 with suggestion that patrons pay the equivalent to their hourly wage.

Nearly one in six children in Ontario is growing up in poverty. Over one million people in Ontario earn less than $10 an hour, working in jobs where they have trouble making ends meet. Vote Out Poverty is presented by The Ontario Coalition for Social Justice and Make Poverty History.

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Note to editors: art available, select artist, speaker and organizer interviews available.
/For further information: or to arrange for an interview:
Susan McLennan
Babble On Communications
Ph: 416.699.1846
Cell: 416.568-5974
Email: susan@babbleoncom.com
Web: www.babbleoncom.com

Deborah Keegan
Babble On Communications
Tel: 416.691.5168
Cell: 416.525.5177
Email: deborah@babbleoncom.com
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Contact Information

  • Susan McLennan, President, Babble On Communications
    Primary Phone: 416-699-1846
    Secondary Phone: 416-568-5974
    E-mail: susan@babbleoncom.com