March 17, 2009 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: WWF-Canada and City of Toronto to Host Free Earth Hour Celebration Concert

March 28, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Nathan Phillips Square

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) - On Saturday March 28, Torontonians can gather to celebrate Earth Hour and demonstrate their support for action on climate change at a free concert at Nathan Phillips Square. Presented by WWF-Canada (World Wildlife Fund) and the City of Toronto, the family-oriented, all-ages concert will feature Suzie McNeil, Crash Parallel, The Matt York Band, and Samba Squad.

"Earth Hour is about demonstrating that we want real action on climate change. Already more than 1,400 cities in 80 countries are signed up to participate in Earth Hour including hundreds of Canadian cities and thousands of individual Canadians," says Gerald Butts, President and CEO, WWF-Canada. "This concert is a great place to celebrate together and show your support."

"Last year, Torontonians joined the Earth Hour movement and took action both in their homes and by coming out to Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate this historic event," said Mayor Miller. "Once again, our community celebration will feature some of Toronto's most talented musicians. I encourage everyone to plan their Earth Hour events and, if possible, join us under the stars at City Hall."

WWF-Canada and City of Toronto -
Free Earth Hour Celebration Concert

Date: Saturday March 28, 2009

Time: 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(Earth Hour is 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Lights will be turned down.)

Location: Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall
Who: Suzie McNeil - top finalist from RockStar: INXS; star of We
Will Rock You; new album Rock-n-Roller.
Crash Parallel - alt rock band from Mississauga; former #1
on The Billboard Canadian Emerging Artist Chart
The Matt York Band - acoustic soul rockers
Karl Wolf - award-winning songwriter, producer
and singer of serious skill and originality
Samba Squad - high energy 20-piece Afro-Brazilian
percussion troupe.

Contact Information

  • Media accreditation. To register in advance please contact:
    Environics Communications
    Sarah McConnell
    (416) 969-2717
    Email: smcconnell@environicspr.com
    For general information please contact:
    Tara Wood, Manager, PR & Earth Hour
    (416) 484-7710 or Cell: (416) 407-0775
    Email: twood@wwfcanada.org
    City of Toronto
    Nancy Ruscica
    Manager, Partnerships & Innovation
    (416) 392-2984 or Cell: (416) 707-5856
    Email: nruscic@toronto.ca