EWTN's Coverage of the National Walk For Life - Ottawa
Last Updated on May 9, 2016
EWTN to Air Canada’s National March for Life in Ottawa
EWTN Global Catholic Network will provide live coverage of the National March for Life in Ottawa, Canada for the third year in a row beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, May 12, followed by an encore at 1 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 14. “While Canadian law has continued to embrace the culture of death with its support of abortion for any reason, and by embracing physician-assisted suicide, which will become legal this June, its citizens have responded by increasing their support of the National March for Life,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “Last year’s crowd was a record-breaking 25,000, 80% of whom were under the age of 25. EWTN is proud to play a part in Canada’s burgeoning pro-life movement.”
This year, EWTN President & Chief Operating Officer Doug Keck will anchor coverage from EWTN’s studios along with EWTN Chaplain Father Joseph Mary Wolfe, while Jim and Joy Pinto, hosts of EWTN’s “At Home with Jim & Joy,” will provide on-the-ground coverage of the March, whose theme is #endthekilling.
Programming will include all of the speeches as well as interviews with religious and
political leaders on Parliament Hill.
According to Campaign Life, which organizes the annual event, the March “is a forum for pro-life Canadians to demand social justice for the more than 100,000 children who are killed in their mother’s womb each year across Canada. Abortion is fully funded by taxpayers for any reason or no reason at all.”
Canada’s National March for Life began in 1998 with just 700 marchers. This year, organizers hope to top last year’s record-breaking crowd of 25,000.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN services include direct broadcast satellite television and radio; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.
Schedule of Events:
Wednesday May 11, 2016
7:30 PM PRO-LIFE MASSES & PRAYER SERVICES
St Theresa Parish - Catholic Mass 95 Somerset Street West
Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church - Pro-life Prayer Service 721 Somerset St. W.
9:00 PM CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights monument, Elgin and Lisgar Streets
10:00 PM to 7:00 AM EUCHARASTIC ADORATION
All-night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, ending with 7:00 am Mass.
LOCATION: St. Patrick's Basilica, 220 Kent Street, in basement Scavi, enter by side door on either Gloucester or Nepean Streets.
St. Patrick’s Basilica - Catholic Mass - (English) 220 Kent Street, Ottawa
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish - Catholic Mass - (Bilingual) 95 Somerset St. West, Ottawa
Cathédrale Saint-Joseph Cathedral - Messe pro-vie Catholique - (Francais) 245 St. Joseph Boulevard, Gatineau (Hull Sector)
St. Peter & St. Paul’s Anglican Church - Ecumenical Prayer and Worship Service - (English) 152 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa
Lutheran Worship Service - (English) Location to be announced
Reformed Christian Prayer Service - (English) First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier St, Ottawa, ON (at Elgin St) Co-hosted by ARPA Canada and Jubiliee Church
12:00 noon RALLY ON PARLIAMENT HILL
Speeches by: -Pro-life Members of Parliament -Special keynote speaker (to be announced) -Religious leaders including several Catholic Bishops -Jim Hughes, National President, Campaign Life Coalition -Uplifting music by pro-life musicians
1:30 pm MARCH THROUGH DOWNTOWN OTTAWA
2:45 pmSilent No More Awareness Campaign, hear testimonies from post-abortive women and men (again at Parliament Hill steps) 4:00 pmClosing Prayer Service by Eastern Catholic Chaplaincy of Ottawa, Parliament Hill 6:00 pm Rose Dinner - Celebrate LIFE with many other pro-lifers at this prestigious dinner. Meet un-sung heroes and listen to compelling talks and be inspired by these wonderful people. Keynote Speaker: Obianuju Ekeocha Location: Ottawa Conference & Event Centre (formerly known as The Hampton Inn Ottawa) Ticket price: $80 before April 30; or $90 after April 30 Call in advance for tickets 1-800-730-5358 or 1-613-729-0379 or 1-416-204-9749.
6:00 pm Youth Banquet / Dinner (for youth and chaperones only) Keynote Speaker: to be announced Location: Ottawa Conference & Event Centre (formerly known as The Hampton Inn) 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON
Ticket prices: $45 for students; $75 for teachers and chaperones Order tickets online from the event's host, Niagara Region Right to Life, here, or call 1-800-730-5358; or 1-613-729-0379; or 1-416-204-9749.
For Group Reservations, ask for YOLI.
Friday May 13, 2016 - Youth Conference
7:30 am - Catholic Mass for those Youth Conference attendees who are interested. Celebrant to be announced.
8:00 am to 3:00 pm Youth Conference & Workshops: an intensive workshop for young people, designed to arm youth with expert knowledge and the necessary communications strategies to go back into their communities, tackling the culture of death head on, and transforming it into a culture of life, one person at a time.
Location: Ottawa Conference & Event Centre (formerly known as The Hampton Inn), 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON
Pre-registration required: $45 for youth and $45 for teachers & chaperone Cost includes bagged breakfast, coffee break, and lunch Please contact Yoli at 1-800-730-5358 to register your group or email her at yoli [at] campaignlifecoalition.com
For information call Niagara Region Right to Life at 1-905-481-0510.
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