Bay Street's SCRABBLE® Wordsmiths Spell It Out for Literacy

Corporate executives to compete at Frontier College's annual SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge

TORONTO, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - On March 2, 50 Bay Street companies will gather to challenge their business colleagues to a game of SCRABBLE® at Frontier College's seventh annual SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge, presented by TMX Group.

The Design Exchange in Toronto will be filled with senior executives from banks, investment, technology, telecommunications, accounting, and law firms, for a one-night, no spell check SCRABBLE® competition, in support of Frontier College, Canada's original literacy organization.  Frontier College provides literacy programs for Canadians through a network of thousands of volunteers.

"It is vitally important that as Canadians we are aware of the importance of literacy and how it relates to the well-being and productivity of all people in our country.  Literacy is crucial to the success of our economy. Low literacy skills are directly linked to poverty, poor health, and high unemployment.  Frontier College works in communities across Canada to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential and contribute to society.  The support of TMX Group and Bay Street makes an incredible difference," says Sherry Campbell, President, Frontier College.

One of the most recognized fundraising events on Bay Street, Frontier College's SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge sparks a fierce competitive atmosphere. Players rack up triple word scores to vie for the coveted TMX Cup and the opportunity to open the Toronto Stock Exchange and proudly display the TMX Cup at their office for one year.

"TMX Group is proud to once again support the SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge," said Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group. "It is very encouraging to see so many participants come together to raise awareness for the important cause of improving literacy skills."

On March 2, CNW Group Newsmakers will defend their TMX Cup title.  Looking to defeat CNW Group are former champions PricewaterhouseCoopers' Alphabet Soup (2008) and the Scotiabank Nerdiques (2005 and 2006).

The SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge was established in 2005. This unique fundraising event was created for companies to gather for an evening of fun competition, while supporting literacy. A tournament based on the word game SCRABBLE® is the perfect event to bring awareness to low literacy rates in Canada. Since 2005, the event has raised over $1 million, which spells success for Frontier College and its important mission to improve literacy rates across Canada.

About Frontier College

Frontier College has been a leader in providing literacy programs since 1899. Literacy is an essential skill in today's world. At Frontier College, we believe it's a fundamental right. Low literacy skills are directly linked to poverty, poor health and high unemployment. Through a network of thousands of volunteers, Frontier College is helping Canadians to realize their potential and seize the opportunities that come their way.  For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca

About TMX Group (TSX-X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Shorcan, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com.

SOURCE Frontier College

For further information:

Meredith Roberts
Frontier College
416-923-3591 ext. 324
416-624-6778 cell
mroberts@frontiercollege.ca

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