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Canadian TV Channel Ignites Change with Sir Richard Branson

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/23/14 -- Editors note: There is a photo associated with this Press Release.

The Philanthropy Channel, a new Canadian specialty TV channel based in Calgary, has returned from an experience of a lifetime with Sir Richard Branson on Branson's very own Necker Island as part of an international leadership gathering that discussed how stories could ignite positive change in the world.

"Wow! Wow! Wow!" exclaims Peter Clarke, founder of The Philanthropy Channel. "It was simply magical. Being with global thinkers from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Acumen Fund, Virgin Unite, Igniting Change and TED was incredibly inspiring! And of course, who wouldn't want to spend one-on-one time with the iconic Sir Richard Branson? He is extremely thoughtful, charismatic and certainly lives up to every expectation as one amazing host. He is the real deal!"

The leadership gathering called "INSPIRING STORIES. INSPIRING CHANGE." brought together people from the worlds of art, music, media production, business and philanthropy. The purpose was to share ideas of how storytelling can be a powerful catalyst for positive change in the world. "It's important for media to distribute stories that can help shift social consciousness and to make a difference in people's lives," says Clarke. "This is exactly the intention of our network: to provide viewers with the highest quality nonfiction content that not only entertains and engages, but also educates and inspires positive action. Television as a force for good!"

Clarke says that this event has opened doors and the future will be exciting. "We made influential new friends and contacts from around the world who are very supportive of the channel's intention to amplify the stories of people doing good. The Virgin Group and many of their partners are global leaders in business and philanthropy and we are privileged to be associated with them."

"Our immediate goal now is to secure the capital funding to get this channel to air," says Clarke. "My hope is that The Philanthropy Channel becomes an everyday part of people's lives where we can all go to share and experience stories that helps us connect to our humanity."

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Click the link below for photos and more from our trip to Necker Island: http://www.thephilanthropychannel.com/necker2014.html

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