It’s time again for Maritimers to help the less fortunate in their community.
The 51st Annual Christmas Daddies Telethon is Saturday December 6, 2014 on CTV from 11 am until 6 pm.
“We are so thankful CTV has once again donated air time for this worthwhile cause,” says Roxanne Robinson, Executive Director for Christmas Daddies.
Viewers will enjoy an impressive roster of Maritime amateur and professional talent. David Myles, Rylee Madison, Charlie A’Court and Jenn Grant will perform in front of a live studio audience at the NSCC Waterfront Campus, located at 80 Mawiomi Place in Dartmouth, NS. The public is welcome to stop by and take in these performances, and NSCC students will have fun activities for families to enjoy. Admission is free, but cash donations will be gratefully accepted.
Iconic performers Matt Minglewood and JP Cormier will take the stage in Sydney. The Moncton stage will host local musicians Melanie Morgan and Ginette Marie; while PEI will showcase Jon Matthews and Julia Dunn.
Over the past 50 years, Christmas Daddies has raised over 28 million dollars for Maritime children in need during the holiday season. Viewers can support Christmas Daddies with donations to the Telethon. The funds raised provide gifts, clothing and food for less fortunate children and their families during the Christmas season. The Christmas Daddies partnership with The Salvation Army provides over 17,000 Maritime children with toys and gifts at Christmas each year.
“The adage that it’s better to give than to receive is certainly the case for the Christmas Daddies Telethon” said Mike Elgie, Vice President and General Manager, CTV Atlantic. “Our viewers give so much to this every year, and we are incredibly grateful as it allows us to make such a difference in the lives of so many Maritime children and families.”
CTV anchors Steve Murphy, Maria Panopalis and Bruce Frisko will host the show in Halifax, alongside colleagues Cindy Day, Jayson Baxter, Heidi Petracek and Ana Almeida. Cyril Lunney and David Bell will be in Moncton, while Rick Grant will once again return to Sydney.
“Christmas Daddies brings together our employees and Bell Aliant Pioneers to kick off the holiday season in a very meaningful way in our community. Our people take great pride in volunteering their time to answer the thousands of calls during Telethon and knowing money raised will support families throughout the Maritimes again this year” said Dan McKeen, Vice Chair and Senior Vice President, Residential Services, Bell Aliant.
On Saturday, December 6th viewers can watch the combined Halifax, Moncton and Sydney telethon live on CTV from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Atlantic) or check out the live webcast on Bell Aliant Community One.
Visit the Christmas Daddies website at www.christmasdaddies.org