CTV Vancouver and Local Bell Media Radio Stations Air Live From Guildford Town Centre In Support of Toy Mountain, Dec. 11 and 12

— December 2, 2014

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VANCOUVER (December 2, 2014) CTV News Vancouver and local Bell Media Radio stations are on a mission to bring Toy Mountain to new heights! On Thursday, Dec. 11 between 5:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 12 between 5:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., on-air anchors and hosts from CTV News Vancouver, TSN 1040, The Beat 94.5, and 103.5 QM/FM will broadcast their shows live from Guildford Town Centre in support of Toy Mountain. The annual holiday campaign collects thousands of toys throughout Vancouver in support of The Salvation Army, for distribution to families in need across the region. 

Throughout the live, two-day Toy Mountain broadcasts, viewers and listeners are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys or cash donations. The Salvation Army will deliver these toys to less fortunate children throughout the community in time for Christmas morning.

“CTV Vancouver and our local Bell Media Radio stations are strongly committed to making sure everyone has a wonderful holiday season,” said James Stuart, Regional Vice-President, Radio and Local Television, Bell Media. “With the generosity of CTV viewers and our radio audience, we can make a real difference in this community. I urge everyone to help us build a mountain of toys and along with it, a mountain of joy!”  

Last year Toy Mountain raised more than $26,000 and collected more than 15,000 toys. New this year, supporters are encouraged to get the word out using the hashtag #ToyMountainYVR to challenge friends, family, and co-workers to meet or beat their donation, and help Toy Mountain reach new heights.

The Toy Mountain campaign consists of a strong partnership between CTV Vancouver, local Bell Media Radio stations, and The Salvation Army. The campaign is promotionally driven by CTV News Vancouver and local Bell Media Radio stations, with The Salvation Army providing collection and distribution logistics. Toy Mountain is presented by Alpine Credits and King of Floors.

Supporters can find more details at: www.bc.ctvnews.ca/toy-mountain or email toy.mountain@bellmedia.ca.

About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international faith-based organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

About Bell Media Radio

Bell Media Radio is Canada’s top ranked radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada, including Virgin Radio, Canada’s #1 ranked contemporary hit radio network, along with top brands TSN, CHUM FM, and QMFM. Recognizing the diversity of each market it serves, Bell Media Radio has a strong reputation for providing exemplary service to these communities and is a leader in innovative programming. In addition to music, news, weather, and sports, listeners also tune-in for information on local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. Across Canada, Bell Media Radio is the largest radio provider and is ranked first in people reached and hours tuned.

About CTV News

CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN – Business News Network, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, CANADA AM, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNEWS.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNN.ca, and are complemented by the all-new CTV News GO and CP24 GO apps, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytime and anywhere.  With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada.

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For more information, please contact:

Ashly Kissman, Bell Media Vancouver, 604.871.2967 or ashly.kissman@bellmedia.ca

Andrea Blendl, Bell Media Vancouver, 604.871.2917 or andrea.blendl@bellmedia.ca

Patricia Garcia, Bell Media, 416-384-2645 or patricia.garcia@bellmedia.ca