ORBIS Canada

ORBIS Canada

April 28, 2011 14:38 ET

Media Advisory: ORBIS Pull for Sight 2011 Kicks Off in Vancouver During its 125th Anniversary

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2011) -

To: Assignment Editor / Photo Editor

Request for Photo & Video Coverage

WHAT:This summer, teams are forming again to pull a 60-ton plane to give children the gift of sight! The first leg of the ORBIS Pull for Sight national campaign is returning to Vancouver this May in celebration of Vancouver's 125th anniversary. This campaign raises money towards supporting ORBIS's Kids Sight program to eliminate preventable blindness and transform the lives of blind and visually impaired children throughout the developing world.
Teams of up to 25 people will pull a FedEx 757 aircraft 12 feet in a friendly competition to see who can reach the finish line first. Teams can participate for a donation of $1,250 or $50 per person. Admission is free for friends and family to cheer on the teams or participate in kid-friendly activities on site. Team prizes will be awarded for: Fastest Pull, Slowest Pull, Top Single Fundraiser, Top Team Fundraisers, and Most Enthusiastic. Advanced team registration is required by calling toll-free at 1-877-672-4722 or emailing infocanada@orbis.org.
WHEN:Saturday, May 14, 2011
11 am – 2:30 pm (Rain or Shine)
11:30 am Opening Ceremony
WHERE:Vancouver International Airport – FedEx Apron
3151 Aylmer Road, Richmond, BC V7B 1L5
WHO:ORBIS Canada (http://www.orbiscanada.ca/)
ORBIS Canada is part of a non-aligned, non-profit global development organization whose mission is to prevent and treat blindness by providing quality eye care to transform lives. Since 1982, ORBIS has benefitted people in more than 87 countries, enhancing the skills of more than 262,000 health care personnel and providing treatment for more than 12.5 million people. Support from Canadian donors is instrumental in the implementation of their global sight-saving programs.

Contact Information

  • Media RSVP by May 11:
    Focus Communications Inc.
    Bonnie Lee
    +1-905-305-0308 ext. 207
    Mobile 604-880-8138
    bonniel@focuscomms.com