Boardwalk Rental Communities and the Kolias Family Boardwalk Charitable Foundation announce a Platinum Sponsorship of We Day Alberta.

CALGARY, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust ("BEI.UN" - TSX)

Boardwalk Rental Communities ("Boardwalk") and the Kolias Family Boardwalk Charitable Foundation announce their Platinum Sponsorship of We Day Alberta, an event that is held to empower and inspire youth in Alberta, and across Canada, to be a positive change in their local and global communities.

In addition to being a Platinum Sponsor, Boardwalk is offering the children of their Customers the opportunity to attend and be a part of We Day.  By completing a short entry that includes their thoughts on how they can change their local, national or global community, youth will be entered into a draw for the opportunity to attend We Day.

"Boardwalk believes that change starts with community, and what better way to inspire change than to inspire the youth in our communities?" said Sam Kolias, CEO and Chairman of Boardwalk Rental Communities.  "It is a true honour to partner with Free The Children and be a part of We Day Alberta.  We are excited to work together to empower our youth and help build better communities."

We Day is an initiative of Free The Children.  The Alberta event will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at the ScotiaBank Saddledome.  For more information about Free The Children and We Day, visit

About Boardwalk REIT

Boardwalk REIT is Canada's friendliest landlord and currently owns and operates more than 225 properties with 35,277 residential units (as at June 30, 2012) totaling approximately 30 million net rentable square feet.  Boardwalk's principal objectives are to provide its Residents with the best quality communities and superior Customer Service, while providing Unitholders with sustainable monthly cash distributions, and increase the value of its Trust Units through selective acquisitions, dispositions, and effective management of its residential multi-family properties.  Boardwalk REIT is vertically integrated and is Canada's leading owner/operator of Multi-Family Communities with 1,600 Associates bringing Customers home to properties located in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia.

Boardwalk REIT's Trust units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol BEI.UN.  The Trust's total Enterprise Value as of June 30, 2012 was approximately $5.5 billion.  Additional information about Boardwalk REIT can be found on the Trust's website at

SOURCE Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust

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