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Media Advisory: WWF Celebrates Earth Hour in Roncesvalles Village

Mar 20 2013 12:00AM



TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 -- To celebrate the sixth anniversary of Earth Hour, WWF-Canada is organizing an all-ages community concert in the core of Roncesvalles Village on Saturday, March 23.

The free musical event will feature live performances by Liam Titcomb, the Lucas Stagg Band, Etobicoke School for the Arts show choir, SPLASH, and Earth Hour Anthem composer, Andrew Huang.

CBC's Garvia Bailey returns as the Earth Hour event emcee. Other guests include MPP Cheri DiNovo, City Councillor Gord Perks and Earth Hour Team Captains, Karyn Klaire Koski and Hannah Alper.

Kowski and Alper are two of seven champions from all over Canada recognized by WWF for their commitment to community-based environmental initiatives.

Earth Hour brings together people of all ages and backgrounds, from around the world to sound a clear call-to-action for our most pressing global challenge: climate change.

WHAT: WWF hosts Toronto Earth Hour celebration in Roncesvalles VillageWHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2013---------------------------------------------------------------------------- AFTERNOON OPPORTUNITY----------------------------------------------------------------------------WHAT Earth Hour lantern making workshop for kids----------------------------------------------------------------------------WHO Christina Topp, Vice-President, Marketing and Communications, WWF Karyn Klaire Koski, Earth Hour Team Captain----------------------------------------------------------------------------WHERE Smock Cafe, 287 Roncesvalles Avenue----------------------------------------------------------------------------WHEN 2-3 p.m.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EVENING OPPORTUNITY----------------------------------------------------------------------------WHAT Earth Hour lantern walk and community concert----------------------------------------------------------------------------WHO Josh Laughren, Director of Climate and Energy Program, WWF Karyn Klaire Koski, Earth Hour Team Captain Hannah Alper, Earth Hour Team Captain Cheri DiNovo, MPP for Parkdale-High Park Ernie Johannson, Senior Vice President, Personal Segment, BMO Bank of Montreal Gord Perks, Toronto City Councillor Garvia Bailey, host of CBC's Big City, Small World----------------------------------------------------------------------------WHERE Lantern walk: Grafton Ave. Park, 23 Roncesvalles Ave. Concert: Wright Ave and Roncesvalles Ave----------------------------------------------------------------------------WHEN 8 p.m. Earth Hour lantern walk with performance from SPLASH 8:15 p.m. Concert kick off 8:30 p.m. Lights off and performance of Earth Hour Anthem 8:35 p.m. Musical performances----------------------------------------------------------------------------


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About WWF's Earth Hour

Join hundreds of millions of people worldwide and switch off your lights on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Visit to join the movement.

WWF's Earth Hour is an opportunity for individuals, businesses and communities around the globe to unite in a powerful call to action of hope for a better, healthier planet. In Canada, BMO Financial Group and the Toronto Star are the national sponsors, Ontario Power Authority is a regional sponsor and Staples Canada is the education sponsor. As sponsors for WWF's Earth Hour, BMO Financial Group, Toronto Star, Ontario Power Authority and Staples Canada will harness their incredible ability to engage employees and reach customers in spreading our message and encouraging individual action.

Earth Hour Canada Media Centre:

Media contact:
Riannon John
(416) 347-1894

Source: Marketwire

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