Corus Entertainment: GLOBAL EDMONTON SEVEN FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON


GLOBAL EDMONTON SEVEN FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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EDMONTON, November 28, 2022 – Domestic violence remains a serious and urgent problem. Every year, thousands of women and children flee violence to find refuge at one of Alberta’s women’s shelters. To raise much-needed funds and awareness of the resources available to shelters to help women experiencing domestic violence, Global Edmonton will launch 19th annual Give me shelter campaign that runs from November 29 to December 15.

For nearly two decades, thanks to the generous support of our community, the campaign has provided countless Christmas items and gifts to women and children who are victims of abuse, as well as thousands of dollars in donations. This year, Global News, along with Global News Radio 880 Edmonton, is encouraging viewers and listeners to once again support this vital initiative to ensure those fleeing domestic violence have the items they need to help make the holidays a little brighter.

The focal point of the campaign is the donations that take place throughout the day on December 14, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Edmonton news and radio personalities will be outside the station at 5325 Allard Way accepting cash and gift card donations. Donations can also be dropped off at the station or made online at Globalnews.ca/givemeshelter.

Throughout the day, Global News will share compelling stories, interview women’s shelters across the city, reveal shocking statistics about domestic violence in Alberta, and provide information and resources available to women in crisis to help them escape domestic abuse and save lives.

The campaign supports six Edmonton and area women’s shelters – A Safe Place, Jessie’s House, La Salle, Lurana Shelter, WIN House and WINGS.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, find a shelter in your area online at ACWS.ca or call the 24-hour hotline at 1-866-331-3933. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

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About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high-quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings includes 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, an expert in world-class animation studios across all formats, and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of blockbuster scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative digital social services agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software provider Toon Boom and children’s book publisher Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY┬« Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105 and CFOX, along with widely distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV app and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Cathy Paine, Communications Specialist, Global News and Corus Radio
647-649-1634
[email protected]

Rishma Govani
Director, Communications, Global News and Corus Radio
416-391-7361
[email protected]

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