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 branch. 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 here) BONUS PHOTO OPP FOLLOWING EVENT ABOVE: 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 here) Tamara Kaftalovich, Free The Children 416-888-8536 /email@example.com Kathy Bevan, RBC 416-974-8820 /firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE: RBC To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2013/01/c2497.html CO: Free The Children ST: Ontario NI: FIN MED -0- Feb/01/2013 19:10 GMT
Media Advisory - The Power of the Canadian Penny
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