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Erik Karlsson launches his EK #65 Blend developed in partnership with Bridgehead in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa’s Homework Club

Published November 17, 2014 14:03

Erik Karlsson launches his EK #65 Blend developed in partnership with Bridgehead in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa’s Homework Club

OTTAWA, November 17, 2014 – Bridgehead announces the launch of its EK #65 Blend 2014 to support the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa’s (BGCO) Homework Club. Erik Karlsson is proud to have developed this full-flavoured blend in partnership with Bridgehead to support BGCO.

MEDIA EVENT

  • Erik Karlsson unveils his EK #65 Blend 2014 developed in partnership with Bridgehead to support the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa’s Homework Club.
  • 130 Anderson Street, Ottawa, Ontario (corner of Preston)
  • Monday, November 17, 3:00 p.m.


The coffee is now also available online .

"The Boys and Girls Club's Homework Club provides a safe and supportive space for youth to do their homework, be active, and to create solid friendships. The benefits of this type of program particularly in at-risk neighbourhoods have long-lasting effects,” says Tracey Clark, Managing Director, Bridgehead.

“This season we’ve created an EK#65 blend that offers sweet stone fruit and caramel flavours balanced with an intense peppery and bittersweet dark roast character. This medium dark blend will appeal to many Erik Karlsson fans,” notes Ian Clark, Director of Coffee, Bridgehead.

“I want to thank Bridgehead for agreeing again this year to participate in this fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa,” says Erik Karlsson. I really enjoyed the experience of working with the best coffee company in Ottawa in developing my blend of coffee, the EK #65, and am happy they will make it again this year. I hope everyone will enjoy this year’s EK #65 as much I do. Let me know how you like it by tweeting me your reviews (@erikkarlsson65) with the hashtag #ek65bridgehead. ”

“We’re so grateful for the support from Bridgehead and Erik,” says Colleen Mooney, Executive Director, BGCO. “Our Homework Club gets youth involved and engaged during those critical after-school hours. Here, they do their assignments, study for tests or get one-on-one homework help. They’re able to fuel their bodies and their brains by eating a healthy snack that is prepared in the Clubhouse.”

“We’ve seen the demand for Homework Club grow an incredible amount in a short time, so we’ve expanded as well,” Mooney added.

“Membership in Homework Club has jumped 85 percent in the last five years and the number of overall visits has increased by more than 114 percent. And the youth love it; 83 percent of Homework Club Members surveyed said that by attending Homework Club, they feel more confident in their schoolwork. That’s what we want to see.”

About Bridgehead
We are an Ottawa-based coffee company specializing in fairly traded and organic coffee and tea. We are dedicated to excellent coffee from origin, to roasting, to preparation in the cup. We are committed to a shared value of community -- caring for each other here at home and in our coffee growing communities. Learn more about Our Story and our coffee craft including our EK #65 Blend at www.bridgehead.ca. EK #65 Blend will be available until February 28, 2015.

About the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa’s Homework Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa is a leader in after school activities in the Ottawa area for children and youth ages 6 to 18. The Homework Club is just one of many programs offered at eight locations in Ottawa. The clubhouses are located in at-risk neighborhoods and offer these youth a safe place to be, and structured programming that impacts their long-term development and well-being. Last year, more than 2,240 children made 38,133 visits to the Homework Club. For more information, visit www.bgcottawa.org or follow us on Twitter at @bgcottawa.

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