World Vision Canada

World Vision Canada

March 29, 2007 13:01 ET

World Vision Canada: The End Poverty Concert

Rock Bands & Their Fans Unite for Fundraising Concert in Mississauga

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 29, 2007) -

Attention: Managing Editor, City Editor and Community Event Listings Editor

Please include this event in your upcoming events listings.

Close to 2000 students are expected to flood the floor of Mississauga's Hershey Centre for the "End Poverty Concert". Can this one event put an end to poverty? No, but as one 14-year old girl said, "it's a start - and if we can raise some money and get the word out, that's awesome!" After years of doing the World Vision 30 Hour Famine, high school students from Trinity Anglican Church decided that they wanted to host an event that would share their passion for helping those in need with students throughout the entire city, and raise money for the World Vision 30 Hour Famine. The group, named "Under The Influence" planned the 2006 event at the Hershey Centre. Last year, participants who attended the event fundraised close to $20,000! Now in its second year, this annual event at the same location attracts students from Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, and as far away as London.

Tickets are only $15 and are available through Ticketmaster. The Official Website for the concert is hosted at: All proceeds are donated to the World Vision 30 Hour Famine.

When: Saturday April 14th, 2007 @ 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
The Hershey Centre, Mississauga, ON

Who: Bands: illScarlett, Hostage Life, Keepin' 6, The Knockouts

The event is headlined by the band 'illScarlett', along with
bands like 'Hostage Life', 'Keepin' 6' and 'The Knockouts'.
The night is a combination of music and video - highlighting
how much of a difference Canadian youth are making with their
fundraising and advocacy efforts through the World Vision 30
Hour Famine.

Sponsors: Trinity Anglican Church (Under The Influence Youth Group),
Metalworks Productions Inc, World Vision Canada and the World
Vision 30 Hour Famine

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Motivated by our Christian faith, we are dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, gender or ethnicity. We provide hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries.

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