Homeward Trust Edmonton

Homeward Trust Edmonton

February 03, 2012 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Homeward Trust Edmonton to Put a Cap on Youth Homelessness

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2012) - Every year, communities across Canada mark Toque Tuesday as part of the national Raising the Roof campaign - coordinated by Canada's only national charity dedicated to finding long-term solutions to youth homelessness. On Toque Tuesday, February 7th, Homeward Trust Edmonton staff and volunteers will sell toques at a donation of $10.00. Eighty per cent of the funds raised will stay in Edmonton to help end youth homelessness, while the additional 20 per cent will support the national Youthworks initiative. Toques will be sold in seven LRT stations and the main level of City Hall.

Date: February 7, 2012
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square (City Room)
Speakers in Attendance:
• Mayor Mandel, City of Edmonton
• Ken Franczek, General Manager of Crystal Glass Ltd. and Raising the Roof Board Member
• Kevin Webster, Regional Business Development Manager, Intact Financial
• Susan McGee, Executive Director, Homeward Trust Edmonton
• Mike McGuire, CISN FM (Emcee)
Events/Activities:
• Mac's Convenience Stores will be on-site to provide free coffee and doughnuts for patrons
• Toques will be sold on-site for a donation of $10.00

* City Hall will be equipped with a media feed. The speaking program will start at 8:00 AM and representatives will be available for media interviews at 8:25 AM.

An accompanying media release will follow.

Contact Information

  • Homeward Trust Edmonton
    Sarah Parker
    Communications and Media Coordinator
    780.496.7290 or Cell: 780.953.8486
    sparker@homewardtrust.ca