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Media Advisory - The Power of the Canadian Penny

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ -

WHAT: A celebration of the Canadian penny and the tally to date for the Free The Children and RBC "We Create

        Change" Penny Drive and to help kick off a special "loose pennies drop-off week" at all RBC branches
        across Canada (Feb. 4-9, 2013).
        Elementary school students with thousands of pennies and celebrity guests will salute the one-cent
        coin and then bring their pennies outside the school to an armoured car for transport to an RBC

WHEN:   Monday, February 4, 2013
        9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

WHO:    300 students from eight GTA schools, with their penny collections
        Craig & Marc Kielburger, founders of Free The Children
        The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
        Dave McKay, group head of Personal & Commercial Banking, RBC
        Jennifer Botterill, RBC Olympian, four-time Olympic medallist
        Bruce Rodrigues - Director of Education, Toronto Catholic District School Board
        Maria Bernardi - Principal at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
        Jacob Neayem - Degrassi TV series cast member
        Tyler Shaw - Canadian singer/songwriter
        Spencer West - Free The Children ambassador

WHERE:  St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
        636 Glenholme, North York, Toronto
        (South of Eglinton, east of Dufferin - for directions click


WHAT:  Elementary students depositing their penny bags at nearby RBC branch in support of
       We Create Change penny drive

WHEN:  11:00 - 11:30 a.m., Monday, February 4, 2013

WHO:   15 students from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and
       RBC Olympian Jennifer Botterill

WHERE: RBC Dufferin & Stayner branch
       Address: 2765 Dufferin Street, North York, Toronto
       (North of Eglinton - for directions click

Tamara Kaftalovich, Free The Children  416-888-8536 

Kathy Bevan, RBC 416-974-8820 /


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CO: Free The Children
ST: Ontario

-0- Feb/01/2013 19:10 GMT

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