February 11, 2013
CTV Ottawa Presents Special Town Hall Broadcast During CTV NEWS AT SIX for Bell Let’s Talk Day, Tomorrow
– Ottawa Senators Captain Daniel Alfredsson shares personal experience with mental illness –
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OTTAWA (February 11, 2013) – For Bell Let’s Talk Day on Tuesday, Feb. 12, CTV Ottawa offers a special broadcast of the CTV NEWS AT SIX, including an abbreviated newscast followed by an in-studio Town Hall. Anchors Carol Anne Meehan and Graham Richardson talk with people living with mental illness and their family members who support them, as well as experts and studio-audience participants. With special guests including Ottawa Senators Captain Daniel Alfredsson, together they address youth issues, suicide prevention, erasing the stigma, and advice on where one can get help.
“As all Bell Media platforms across the country focus on mental health issues in support of Let’s Talk Day, CTV Ottawa joins the conversation with this Town Hall discussion,” said Peter Angione, News Director, CTV Ottawa. “By bringing our anchors, experts, and organizations together, we aim to help bring mental illness out of the shadows.”
Alfredsson shares his experience with mental illness within his own family, while representatives from the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Ottawa Public Health, CHEO, Youth Services Bureau, the Orleans Bengals Football Club, and Bell join the conversation as well. Viewers are invited to Tweet during the event using #BellLetsTalk.
CTV Ottawa is the news and entertainment programming leader in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, with a weekly reach of more than one million viewers. CTV NEWS AT SIX with Carol Anne Meehan and Graham Richardson is the most-watched television program in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec among adults 18+. CTV Ottawa delivers 17 of the Top 20 programs seen in the region. Locally, CTV News has won regional and national awards for broadcasting excellence as well as for its tireless work in the community.
For more information:
Julie MacFarlane, Bell Media, 416.384.4623, email@example.com
Renee Dupuis, Bell Media, 416.384.3154, firstname.lastname@example.org
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