Corporate executives to compete at Frontier College's annual SCRABBLE(R) Corporate Challenge event
TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - On March 3, top executives from Bay Street's banks, investment, accounting, and law firms, will compete in the sixth annual SCRABBLE(R) Corporate Challenge, presented by TMX Group and hosted by the CBC's Amanda Lang.
Top corporations from the financial, legal, technology and accounting sectors will challenge their peers in a competitive game of SCRABBLE(R) for the chance to win the coveted TMX Cup, in support of Frontier College, Canada's original literacy organization.
This year, the CNW Group Newsmakers will defend their 2009 TMX Cup title against previous winners, the PricewaterhouseCoopers' Alphabet Soup (2008).
The SCRABBLE(R) Corporate Challenge was established in 2005. A tournament based on the word game SCRABBLE(R) is the perfect event to bring awareness to low literacy rates in Canada. Since 2005, the event has raised over $1 million for Frontier College and its important mission to improve literacy rates across Canada.
SCRABBLE(R) teams competing this year include: Algorithmics; Barrick Gold; Bell Canada; Bennett Jones LLP; Beqaj International; Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; BMO Capital Markets; Borden Ladner Gervais; CanDeal; CGI Group Inc.; CIBC; CNW Group; Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP; Deloitte & Touche LLP; Ernst & Young LLP; Genworth Financial Canada; Horizons BetaPro; Interactive Data; IRESS Market Technology Canada; ITG; KPMG; Markit Group Limited; Miller Thomson; MTS Allstream; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Penson Financial Services Canada; PricewaterhouseCoopers; ResMor Trust Company; Scotia Capital; Scotiabank; Standard & Poor's; State Street Trust Company Canada; TD Bank Financial Group; Thomson Reuters; Thornton Grout Finnigan; TMX Group and Torys.
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Location: Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, Toronto
Time: 5:30 p.m. Registration - Meet & Mingle
6:20 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
6:40 p.m. SCRABBLE(R) Corporate Challenge Begins
8:15 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and Awards
About Frontier College
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 children, youth and adults 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.tsx.com.
SOURCE Frontier College
For further information: For further information: Kendra Tedford Devine, Frontier College Foundation, (416) 923-3591 ext. 335, firstname.lastname@example.org