Eastern Team wins National final and prepares to represent Canada at the Danone Nations Cup in Paris, France



    TORONTO, July 19 /CNW/ - Team Canada East is the proud winner of the
national finals of the Danone Nations Cup, winning against team Canada West in
a nail-biting match at Toronto's BMO Field with a score of 1:0. The 14 young
players comprising the winning team are filled with excitement and
anticipation for the final step in the tournament-competing against some of
the best young soccer players in the world at the 9th edition of the Danone
Nations Cup international finals in Paris, France.
    Before departing for Paris, the team will train together at an intensive
three day training camp in Montreal, under the supervision of head coach, Dean
Howie.

    
    The 14 members of the Canadian team:

    Tristan Fairclough (Brampton)                Miranda Smith (Ottawa)
    David Choinière (St. Alexandre)              Bruce Seguin (Montreal)
    Joé Allard (Stoneham, Tewkesbury)            Jordan Haynes (Peterborough)
    Stéphanie Lessard (Beauport)                 Isabella Corbeil (Stlazare)
    Thomas Bissett (Ottawa)                      Olivier Ntcham (St. Laurent)
    Christopher Mccurbin-Parkin (North York)     Trysten Larabie (Ottawa)
    Jahmal Jean (Ottawa)                         Nicholas Keovongkoth
                                                 (Longueuil)
    

    Taking place from September 5 to 7, the 2008 Danone Nations Cup is a
thrilling conclusion to an immense international event counting close to
3 million young soccer players aged 11- 12, and is the last component of the
large-scale philanthropic activity. Since its creation 8 years ago, the Danone
Nations Cup has become the most prominent event in international youth soccer,
attracting players from some 40 different countries.

    About Danone Group

    In Canada, Danone Inc., a member of Danone Group, is a leader in the food
industry, offering top quality products combining health and well-being for
the benefit of consumers. Danone is the largest yogurt producer and occupies a
key position in the natural spring water market. The company is committed to
the idea that "actions taken today must result in improved quality of life for
Canadians tomorrow." The company lives up to this commitment through
innovations like the Danone Nations Cup, its partnership with the Quebec
Breakfast Club, and Breakfast for Learning, to which Danone Group donates over
1.3 million containers of yogurt a year for children in need.

    For more information, to view the photo gallery or to register your child
for the next Danone Nations Cup, visit www.danonecup.com.

    
    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/
    





For further information:

For further information: To arrange an interview or photo with one of
the players, please contact Enzyme at: (514) 524-6464 ext. 340, Email:
rmartel@enzyme.ca

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