Media Advisory - Hundreds of students to gather for an end-of-the school year celebration of humanitarian achievements, and to launch Me To We collection of socially-conscious school supplies

TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ -


Me To We launches collection of school supplies that allow Canadian shoppers to make a lasting and direct impact in developing countries – allowing children from Free The Children communities the chance to go to school and receive the basic essentials required to get an education.

Special awards ceremony to honour students, teachers and schools that have made an outstanding impact on local and global causes they care about.

Special appearance by JRDN, Canadian R&B recording artist.


Marc Kielburger, Co-founder, Me to We and Free The Children

Roxanne Joyal, CEO, Me to We

Pete Gibel, VP of Merchandising, Staples Canada

Hannah Alper, 11-year-old Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, blogger and youth activist

JRDN, Canadian R&B recording artist

More than 200 students and educators in attendance


Thursday, June 19, 2014

10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. – Remarks from Pete Gibel, Marc Kielburger and Roxanne Joyal; student fashion show

10:20 a.m. 10:35 a.m. – Impact awards presented

10:35 a.m. to 11 a.m. – JRDN performs

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – media interviews

*Media Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

Media interviews to follow the event



250 Front Street East, Toronto



At this event, media will have access to:

  • Interviews with the guest speakers and students in attendance
  • Film and photograph the event (an audio feed box will be available for plug-in)
  • Live on location opportunities can be coordinated (before, during or after the event)

View the full Me to We school supplies line in this video or lookbook

SOURCE: Staples Canada Inc.

For further information: Natalie Schoffer, Manager, PR & Publicity, Me to We, 416.803.2682,; Valerie Outmezguine, Public Relations Specialist, Staples, 905.737.1147 ext. 2426,


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