TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Through sponsorship support from
National Bank of Canada, NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier, and
well-known Canadian author Sigmund Brouwer visited two Toronto schools
on Monday, November 12: North Kipling Junior Middle School and
Oakridge Junior Public School.
Bryan Trottier is an NHL Hall of Famer and, with 7 Stanley Cups rings,
was crucial to the success of the New York Islanders' dynasty. Sigmund
Brouwer is an established author with eight titles on the 2009/2011
Canadian Children's Book Centre list of Best Books for Kids and Teens. Sigmund has been visiting schools across Canada for the last twenty
years, encouraging students to use their reading and writing skills to
reach for their dreams.
"Sigmund and Bryan brought great energy and enthusiasm to the North
Kipling JMS community. Their messages of persevering through adversity
was so motivating, and encouraging to our youth. The mix of music,
sports, and literature is sure to captivate a large audience, when done
with testimonials and humour!" wrote Douglas Cornell, teacher at North
Kipling Junior Middle School, in a thank you note to National Bank.
Bryan and Sigmund presented their motivational program at North Kipling
and Oakridge schools with the message that literacy is a foundation for
students to reach their own dreams, and in achieving those dreams, they
not only lift their own Stanley Cup, but also contribute to the legacy
that matters - their own.
In recognition of the importance of helping students with literacy, each
student will receive one of Bryan Trottier's hockey novels, donated
with the generous support of National Bank.
For more information, contact Janice Slater at email@example.com. Bryan and Sigmund are available for interview and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About National Bank of Canada
With $180 billion in assets as at July 31, 2012, National Bank of Canada
(www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading
integrated financial groups, and was named among the five strongest
banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has more than 20,000
employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities
are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's
activities via social media and learn more about its extensive
community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.
Image with caption: "NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier and well-known Canadian author Sigmund Brouwer (standing on left) with students and staff from North Kipling Junior Middle School in Toronto. (CNW Group/National Bank of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121114_C8143_PHOTO_EN_20673.jpg
SOURCE: National Bank of Canada
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