"Legend, Literacy, Legacy" - Rock & Roll Literacy Program for Toronto Schools

"Legend, Literacy, Legacy" - Rock & Roll Literacy Program for Toronto Schools 
TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Through sponsorship support from 
National Bank of Canada, NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier, and well-known 
Canadian author Sigmund Brouwer visited two Toronto schools on Monday, 
November 12: North Kipling Junior Middle School and Oakridge Junior Public 
Bryan Trottier is an NHL Hall of Famer and, with 7 Stanley Cups rings, was 
crucial to the success of the New York Islanders' dynasty. Sigmund Brouwer is 
an established author with eight titles on the 2009/2011 Canadian Children's 
Book Centre list ofBest Books for Kids and Teens. Sigmund has been visiting 
schools across Canada for the last twenty years, encouraging students to use 
their reading and writing skills to reach for their dreams. 
"Sigmund and Bryan brought great energy and enthusiasm to the North Kipling 
JMS community. Their messages of persevering through adversity was so 
motivating, and encouraging to our youth. The mix of music, sports, and 
literatureis sure to captivate a large audience, when done with testimonials 
and humour!" wrote Douglas Cornell, teacher at North Kipling Junior Middle 
School, in a thank you note to National Bank. 
Bryan and Sigmund presented their motivational program at North Kipling and 
Oakridge schools with the message that literacy is a foundation for students 
to reach their own dreams, and in achieving those dreams, they not only lift 
their own Stanley Cup, but also contribute to the legacy that matters - their 
In recognition of the importance of helping students with literacy, each 
student will receive one of Bryan Trottier's hockey novels, donated with the 
generous support of National Bank. 
For more information, contact Janice Slater at janice.slater@nbc.ca. Bryan and 
Sigmund are available for interview and can be contacted at 
About National Bank of Canada
With $180 billion in assets as at July 31, 2012, National Bank of Canada 
(www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading 
integrated financial groups, and was named among the five strongest banks in 
the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has more than 20,000 employees and is 
widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto 
Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities via social media and 
learn more about its extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and 
(The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of  journalists 
and other media representatives.) 
Janice Slater Senior Advisor - Financial Markets National Bank Tel.: 
Image with caption: "NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier and well-known Canadian 
author Sigmund Brouwer (standing on left) with students and staff from North 
Kipling Junior Middle School in Toronto. (CNW Group/National Bank of Canada)". 
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