Shania Twain, the Dilawri Foundation and the Peel board launch Shania Kids Can Clubhouse at Brampton school

BRAMPTON, ON, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Shania Twain and the Shania Kids Can Charity Foundation, together with the Dilawri Foundation and Peel District School Board, today announced the opening of a Shania Kids Can (SKC) Clubhouse, at Sir Winston Churchill Public School (89 Ardglen Dr., Brampton). Twain, the founder of the Dilawri Foundation, Kap Dilawri, and Janet McDougald, Peel board chair, kicked off the opening with a press conference, ribbon cutting and question and answer period.

Created by Canadian country songstress Shania Twain, the SKC Charity Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children in Canadian communities by countering adversities such as poverty, abuse or dysfunctional lifestyles through a support system. Implementing simple initiatives, the charity runs the SKC Clubhouse program to help support under privileged children by offering them equal opportunities to succeed. SKC Clubhouses in Canada are made possible largely in part by donations from the Dilawri Foundation.

"The Dilawri Foundation is proud to provide financial assistance to help bring SKC Clubhouses across Canada. Our foundation's mandate to help make a difference in health care and family services around the globe perfectly aligns with the Shania Kids Can Charity Foundation, and we're excited that this contribution will provide assistance to at-risk children nationwide," said Kap Dilawri, co-founder of the Dilawri Foundation.

Children in the program at Sir Winston Churchill Public School in Brampton will take full advantage of proven-effective initiatives that the SKC Clubhouse offers, including academic and psychological support, access to nutritious food, recreational equipment and more. The aim of these in-school and extra-curricular resources is to create a hopeful environment where children can learn, grow and reach their absolute potential.

"At the Peel District School Board, we're committed to inspiring success, confidence and hope in all of our students. The launch of the Shania Kids Can Clubhouse at Sir Winston Churchill is a great example of how organizations and school boards can work together to support student success," says Janet McDougald, chair of the Peel board. "We're thrilled to welcome Shania Kids Can to Peel."

SKC Clubhouses are currently being launched across Canada in Calgary, the Greater Toronto Area, Regina and Vancouver. Schools interested in applying for a SKC Clubhouse can visit www.shaniakidscan.com.

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About The Dilawri Foundation
For more than two decades, the Dilawri family has shown a deep commitment in supporting communities across Canada. With donations in the millions the generosity of the family has touched thousands of lives, and continues to leave a lasting impression. In 2002, Founders Tony, Kap and Ajay Dilawri established The Dilawri Foundation to oversee the family's philanthropic activities. Through targeted philanthropy, The Dilawri Foundation continues to make a positive difference in the health care, medical research and family services world.

About Shania Kids Can
The Shania Kids Can Foundation educates, inspires, and empowers children in communities to achieve their full potential while increasing their chances of equality and opportunities for success. Through this vision, the Shania Kids Can Foundation provides children who are at risk of losing their opportunity to be the best they can be because they are suffering from poverty, disregard, abuse, or an overall dysfunctional family lifestyle with the chance to overcome the effects that these challenges may be having on their ability to function at an optimum level during the school day. www.shaniakidscan.com

About the Peel District School Board
Sir Winston Churchill Public School is one of 244 schools operated by the Peel District School Board in the municipalities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. With more than 153,000 students in kindergarten to grade 12, the Peel board is the second largest school board in Canada and the largest employer in Peel. For more information, visit www.peelschools.org or follow PeelSchools on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Image with caption: "Shania Twain, the Dilawri Foundation and the Peel board launch Shania Kids Can Clubhouse at Brampton school (CNW Group/Peel District School Board)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140919_C2126_PHOTO_EN_5795.jpg

SOURCE: Peel District School Board

For further information: For all media inquires, images and additional information please contact: The Dilawri Foundation, Christina Walters-Arseneau, rock-it promotions, christina@rockitpromo.com, 416-656-0707,ext. 107; Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski, rock-it promotions, debra@rockitpromo.com , 416-656-0707, ext. 101; Peel District School Board, Brian Woodland, Director of Communications and Community Relations Support Services, 905-890-1010 ext. 2812, brian.woodland@peelsb.com; Media Reference: Anne-Marie Brown, Communications Officer, 905-890-1010 ext. 2626, Annemarie.brown@peelsb.com

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