WaterCan - Media Advisory



    OTTAWA, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    WHEN:  Monday, September 24, 2007
           8:30AM

    WHERE: Tom Baines Junior High School
           250 Edgepark Boulevard N.W.
           Calgary, AB T3A 4S8
           403-777-7190

    WHAT:  Presentation of The WaterCan@Schools Group of the Year Award,
           recognizing the school group that exhibits the greatest
           innovation, creativity, and spirit while also raising funds for
           WaterCan. WaterCan@Schools offers youth the opportunity to
           fundraise towards projects that will bring clean drinking water,
           sanitation, and better health to African school children.

           Musical performance by Brea Lawrenson and Braiden Turner

    WHO:   Members of the media are invited to join Gary Pluim, WaterCan's
           Executive Director, the staff and students of Tom Baines Junior
           High School, and Brea Lawrenson and Braiden Turner, Ottawa teen
           musicians who joined the Canadian Red Cross' RespectED program to
           create the anti-bullying Black and Purple Campaign.
(http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=015412&tid=001)

    WHY:   Tom Baines Junior High School takes an international perspective
           in its commitment to teaching. Students and staff have repeatedly
           chosen WaterCan as a recipient charity of their school-wide
           fundraising efforts. Donations to WaterCan have totaled over
           $9,000. Margaret Trudeau, WaterCan's Honourary President, has
           traveled to Tom Baines Junior High School to offer her personal
           words of congratulations to the students and staff.

           As part of a 20th Anniversary Recognition Initiative, WaterCan is
           publicly recognizing and thanking those who have made, and
           continue to make, vital contributions to the organization and its
           current efforts in eastern Africa. Celebrations were held in
           Ottawa on September 13, 2007 to present four other awards.
           (http://www.watercan.com/special/other.shtml)
    

    WaterCan is a Canadian non-governmental organization dedicated to
providing clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education to the world's
poorest people. Since 1987, WaterCan has helped more than one million people
in the developing world live healthier, more productive lives.

    www.watercan.com




For further information:

For further information: Gary Pluim, Executive Director, (613) 222-9075,
gpluim@watercan.com

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