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Press release from CNW Group

Media Advisory - The Power of the Canadian Penny

Friday, February 01, 2013

Media Advisory - The Power of the Canadian Penny14:10 EST Friday, February 01, 2013TORONTO, 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, 20139:00 - 10:30 a.m.WHO:  300 studentsfrom eight GTA schools, with their penny collectionsCraig & Marc Kielburger, founders of Free The ChildrenThe Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of OntarioDave McKay, group head of Personal & Commercial Banking, RBCJennifer Botterill, RBC Olympian, four-time Olympic medallistBruce Rodrigues - Director of Education, Toronto Catholic District School BoardMaria Bernardi - Principal at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic SchoolJacob Neayem - Degrassi TV series cast memberTyler Shaw - Canadian singer/songwriterSpencer West - Free The Children ambassadorWHERE: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School636 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 driveWHEN:  11:00 - 11:30 a.m., Monday, February 4, 2013WHO: 15 students from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School andRBC OlympianJennifer BotterillWHERE:  RBC Dufferin & Stayner branchAddress: 2765 Dufferin Street, North York, Toronto(North of Eglinton - for directions click here)SOURCE: RBCFor further information: Tamara Kaftalovich, Free The Children  416-888-8536 / Kathy Bevan, RBC 416-974-8820 /