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May 02, 2013 11:16 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The More We Walk, the More They Can Talk in the Prairies

- BMO employees throughout the Prairies will be walking with community members in support of Kids Help Phone in the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO on Sunday, May 5

- Thousands of BMO employees participating in more than 30 community and virtual walks across Canada

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 2, 2013) - On Sunday, May 5th, BMO employees are putting on their walking shoes in support of the kids within communities across Canada.

Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO in support of Kids Help Phone will raise much-needed funds to ensure Kids Help Phone's professional counsellors continue to be there any time, day or night, 365 days a year, to help kids and teens deal with concerns large or small.

As a proud founding sponsor and partner of Kids Help Phone for over two decades, thousands of BMO employees in Canada will participate in both community and virtual walks across Canada.

When: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Walk Locations:

  • Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer
  • Saskatchewan: Saskatoon, Regina,
  • Manitoba: Winnipeg

Time: Varies by location; see below:

Eau Claire Market, North Entrance
200 Barclay Parade SW
Registration: 9:30 a.m. MT
Walk start: 11:00 a.m. MT
Rundle Park
2909 113 Avenue
Registration: 9:30 a.m. MT
Walk start: 11:00 a.m. MT
Red Deer
Mackenzie Trails
6700 45th Ave.
Registration: 11:00 a.m. MT
Walk start: 12:00 p.m. MT
Persephone Theatre
100 Spadina Crescent E.
Registration: 8:30 a.m. CT
Walk start: 9:30 a.m. CT
University of Regina - Riddell Centre
3737 Wascana Parkway
Registration: 11:00 a.m. CT
Walk start: 12:00 p.m. CT
University of Winnipeg-Duckworth Centre
400 Spence Street
Registration: 10:00 a.m. CT
Walk start: 11:00 a.m CT

The fundraising efforts of these communities will make a difference in the lives of kids everywhere by ensuring continued access to a free, professional counselling, information and referral service.

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 2012, BMO contributed more than $87.6 million in donations, sponsorships and events in Canada and the United States to groups, organizations and programs that help build and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities.


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About Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for our expertise in providing vital, innovative, and professional counselling services to children and youth. Since 1989, we have offered children, teens and young adults in Canada a critical lifeline of hope and support, through our free, anonymous and confidential service. Our 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. Our internationally recognized, award-winning websites are considered a model of child-focused interactive design, and offer online counseling forums and engaging, therapeutic games, tools and information to encourage resilience and self-care. A community-based national charity, Kids Help Phone receives no core government funding and relies on community and corporate support to keep our essential service available. We're there for the 6.5 million young people in Canada, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in English and in French.

*Source: represents the age group Kids Help Phone serves (from 5 to 20) according to Statistics Canada 2011.

To learn more about Kids Help Phone, please visit To register to Walk so Kids Can Talk today, visit

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