TOP CANADIAN ATHLETES VISIT INNER-CITY SCHOOLS IN MANITOBA INSPIRING
STUDENTS TO FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS
First-time event part of the Canadian Sport Awards/Manitoba Sport Awards
TORONTO, March 17 /CNW/ -
WHO: Top athletes, coaches and sport enthusiasts representing the
Canadian Sport Awards and Manitoba Sport Awards. Participating
Kalyna Roberge Karine Sergerie Ray Zahab
Brent Laing/Craig Savill - 2007 World Men's Curling
Sue Swain Alyssa Johnson Doris Jones
Lindsey Argue Erin Carter Ashley Voth
Gazheek Morrisseau Sinclair
WHAT: Media are invited to accompany the athletes on The True Sport
Road Trip - a first-time community outreach effort designed to
engage and inspire inner-city school children in sport.
Following up on the Canadian Sport Awards/Manitoba Sport Awards (Wed.,
March 19th at the Garrick Theatre), some of Canada's top amateur athletes will
tour three Winnipeg schools and engage school children in stories of their own
personal accomplishments and demonstrate how sport can lift the human spirit.
WHEN: Thursday, March 20th, 2008
- Robert Smith School - 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
- Elwick Community School - 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
- St Johns High School - 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
WHERE: Media can join the athletes on the bus which departs at 8 a.m.
from The Marlborough Hotel, 331 Smith Street, Winnipeg.
Otherwise, school addresses are as follows:
- Robert Smith School, 300 Sophia Street, Selkirk
- Elwick Community School, 30 Maberley Road, North Winnipeg
- St Johns High School, 401 Church Avenue, North Winnipeg
WHY: These school visits will serve to address current challenges in
the school system and expose Manitoba students to the empowering
stories of some of Canada's top amateur athletes, thus providing
inspiration to students to follow their dreams, sporting or
For further information:
For further information: Robin Turnbull, Program Director, CSA, (416)
604-0310, Cell: (416) 805-4221