CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2012) - Determined YMCA kids have set a courageous goal of collecting 10,000 pounds of food during the annual, multi-community Kids in Motion Food Drive for the Calgary Food Bank. Children in the free YMCA Kids in Motion program volunteer in meaningful community projects and recreational activities. They gain self-confidence and leadership skills, and learn the value of community responsibility while staying active and having fun.
This year, Southland Transportation joins the Kids in Motion Food Drive. Together they are challenging Calgarians to fill a big yellow school bus with food donations including healthy lunches for school-age kids.
||Children from YMCA Kids in Motion program. Children aged 9 to 12 years old will be filling a Southland bus with thousands of food items for the Calgary Food Bank.
||Photo opportunity with YMCA Kids in Motion participants, Southland Transportation and Calgary Food Bank
||Thursday, August 16, 2011, 12pm-1pm
Photo and interview opportunities will be available with YMCA children, Southland Transportation, and Food Bank representatives.
||North Hill Mall parking lot, out front of Shoppers Drug Mart by 16 Ave NW
About YMCA Calgary
YMCA Calgary is a charity dedicated to building healthy communities. For 110 years, YMCA Calgary has been committed to nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community. For more information, please visit www.ymcacalgary.org.
About Southland Transportation
Southland Transportation Ltd. is committed to safety and service in the people transportation business. Southland operates school, charter, commuter and specialized transportation buses throughout Alberta. Its reputation for leadership and quality comes from the integrity and dedication of talented staff. It was the first school bus company in Canada to have its training program nationally recognized and certified by the Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada.
Southland has won the annual Consumer Choice Award since 2008. For more information, visit www.southland.ca.
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