Canadian Premiere: The UNICEF Experience
TORONTO, October 22, 2013- Tomorrow, Wednesday October 23, 2013, UNICEF Canada will hold its first ever UNICEF Experience event, bringing its work to save children’ s lives closer to home.
“UNICEF Experience” includes the exclusive screening of Cold Chain Mission, a BBC documentary featuring UNICEF UK Ambassador Ewan McGregor, followed by the opportunity to experience firsthand the life-changing work of UNICEF in countries around the world. At the event, guests will participate in some of the daily work of UNICEF through hands-on interactive displays including vaccinating a child against polio, and pumping and carrying water like millions of girls around the world.
Media are welcome to attend the event
WHO: Honorary Chair Veronica Tennant C.C with special guest Colm Wilkinson and UNICEF Canada President and CEO, David Morley
WHAT: An unforgettable and interactive event to raise funds and awareness to save the lives of children around the world by providing an hands-on experience of some of the critical areas of child survival where UNICEF field workers are active including immunization, emergencies and child protection.
WHERE: Koerner Hall at the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning.
273 Bloor Street West, Toronto (Ontario)
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 6pm-9pm
Movie and Remarks: 7pm – 8pm
Interactive experience: 8pm-9pm
*Note to Editors: Tours of UNICEF Experience and interviews with UNICEF Canada President and CEO are available beginning at 4:30pm.
UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. We work tirelessly to help children and their families, doing whatever it takes to ensure children survive. We provide children with healthcare and immunization, clean water, nutrition and food security, education, emergency relief and more.
UNICEF is supported entirely by voluntary donations and helps children regardless of race, religion or politics. As part of the UN, we are active in over 190 countries – more than any other organization. Our determination and our reach are unparalleled. Because nowhere is too far to go to help a child survive.