Media Advisory - Prestigious RBC After-School Grants to be awarded to six Toronto community organizations



    TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - A total of six After-School Grants will be
awarded to some of the top community organizations in Toronto from RBC
Financial Group (RBC) at special community celebrations next week.
    RBC has awarded 77 After-School Grants across Canada this year in what
has become an annual tradition of generosity towards community organizations.
    RBC Olympians will be on hand at the event to share their experiences,
engage the program's young participants in fun activities and inspire them to
be the best they can be. They will also present the children with chocolate
gold medals to honour their efforts and accept a unique good luck message from
the children.
    The celebration events will be taking place at the following locations:

    
    Where/When/Who:

    Boys & Girls Club of Peel, 100 Acorn Place (Hurontario St. & Eglinton
    Ave. East)
    RBC Olympian Lori Dupuis, Olympic Gold medalist and Former Member of the
    Canadian Women's Hockey Team
    $24,000 in RBC support
    November 13, 2007

    Cross Cultural Community Services Association, 3636 Steeles Avenue East
    (Ferrier St. & Steeles Ave. East)
    RBC Olympian Cheryl Pounder, Olympic Gold medalist and Member of
    the Canadian Women's Hockey Team
    $32,000 in RBC support
    November 13, 2007

    Delta Family Resource Centre, Humber Summit Library, 2990 Islington
    Avenue (Steeles Ave. West & Islington Ave.)
    RBC Olympian Claire Carver Dias, Olympic Bronze medalist in Synchronized
    Swimming (2000)
    $40,000 in RBC support
    November 13, 2007

    East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club, 3939 Lawrence Avenue East B1
    (Lawrence Ave. East & Orton Park Rd.)
    RBC Olympian Jennifer Botterill, Olympic Gold medalist and Member of the
    Canadian Women's Hockey Team
    $32,000 in RBC support
    November 14, 2007

    Native Child and Family Services of Ontario, 20 Waldock Street, M1E 2E5
    (Eastview School)
    RBC Olympian Gillian Apps, Olympic Gold medalist and Member of the
    Canadian Women's Hockey Team
    $40,000 in RBC support
    November 15, 2007

    Gerrard Resource Centre, 240 Jarvis Street, The International Living
    Learning Centre
    RBC Olympian Jennifer Botterill, Olympic Gold medalist and Member of the
    Canadian Women's Hockey Team
    $20,000 in RBC support
    November 19, 2007

    When:

    4:15 p.m. - Cheque presentation
    4:20 p.m. - Comments by RBC Olympian
    4:40 p.m. - Photo Op of Olympic Good luck banner being signed by children

    What: Media are invited to attend a photo opportunity of the cheque
    presentation and the children's delivery of a unique good luck
    message to Canada's 2008 Olympic team members.
    

    About RBC Financial Group

    RBC Financial Group (RBC) is considered one of Canada's most respected
corporations and leading employers, and is recognized among the world's
financial, social and environmental leaders. RBC is included on the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index, the Jantzi Social Index, the FTSE4Good Index, and the
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking. In 2006, the company
contributed more than $83 million to community causes worldwide, through
donations of more than $42 million, and an additional $41 million in
sponsorship of community events and national organizations. The company
produces an annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlining its
sustainability performance.





For further information:

For further information: Alexis Mantell, Public Affairs and Media
Relations Manager, Greater Toronto Region RBC Financial Group, Tel: (416)
974-4796, email: alexis.mantell@rbc.com


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