TSX Group celebrates support for Canada's Paralympic Curling Program



    Market Opening and donation to wheelchair and blind/visually-impaired
    curling, as well as enhancement of Canada's Paralympic Curling Podium
    Aspirations.


    TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - There were no rocks or ice but rather a sweeping
wave of enthusiasm as TSX Group CEO Richard Nesbitt and officials with the
Canadian Paralympic Foundation and Canadian Curling Association opened trading
this morning. The market opening was to celebrate TSX Group making a
four-year, $400,000 donation to promote Canadian Paralympic curling, leading
up to the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games.
    "We see this as our way of providing grassroots support to this sport,"
said Richard Nesbitt, CEO of TSX Group. "We hope we can raise awareness for a
truly Canadian sport and encourage people with disabilities to enjoy this
great game. Our staff and customers will no doubt have great fun rooting for
our Canadian team."
    The TSX Group donation to the Canadian Paralympic Foundation will
directly support a broad-based, country-wide program, run by the Canadian
Curling Association, to introduce and sustain curling for Canadians with a
physical disability - especially for those who are in wheelchairs or have
vision loss.
    "TSX Group's contribution will be used to knock down barriers to
participation and enable more Canadians with disabilities to feel the rush of
confidence, good health and empowerment that Paralympic sport provides," said
Peter Boronkay of the Canadian Paralympic Foundation. "From recreation to high
performance excellence, Paralympic Sport provides an exciting avenue for
people with disabilities. TSX Group is recognized as a key sponsor of the
Paralympic Movement."
    "The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is committed to enhancing
recreational and sport opportunities through curling for people across Canada
for people with disabilities; contributing to the quality of life of all
Canadians," said Dave Parkes, CEO of the Canadian Curling Association. "The
CCA will design customer awareness campaigns, learn to curl and high
performance programming for Canadians with disabilities. TSX funding will
support curling for wheelchair and visually impaired athletes."

    About The Canadian Paralympic Foundation (CPF)
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    The Canadian Paralympic Foundation (CPF) is a registered Canadian charity
whose vision is to raise funds to "contribute and enrich, through sport, of
the lives of Canadians with physical disabilities." The CPF is establishing a
$20 million legacy fund to expand grass-roots and community participation in
Paralympic sport. The CPF is affiliated with the Canadian Paralympic
Committee. For more information or to make a donation to the Paralympic Legacy
Fund visit the web site at www.paralympic.ca.

    About TSX Group Inc. (TSX-X)
    ----------------------------
    TSX Group operates Canada's two national stock exchanges, Toronto Stock
Exchange serving the senior equity market and TSX Venture Exchange serving the
public venture equity market, Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), a leading North
American exchange for the trading and clearing of natural gas and electricity
contracts and Shorcan Brokers Limited, the country's first fixed income
inter-dealer broker. TSX are the initials attached to the core equity
operations of TSX Group (www.tsx.com): Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture
Exchange, TSX Markets, TSX Datalinx, and TSX Technologies. TSX Group is
headquartered in Toronto and maintains offices in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary
and Vancouver.





For further information:

For further information: Steve Kee, Director, Media & Marketing, TSX
Group Inc., Toronto Office, (416) 947-4682, Toll Free 1-888-873-8392, Cellular
(416) 358-3714, Vancouver Office (604) 602-6902, Calgary Office (403)
218-2892, steve.kee@tsx.com; Sylvin Gauthier, Information Coordinator,
Montreal Office (514) 788-2414, sylvin.gauthier@tsx.com


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