WaterCan - Media advisory



    OTTAWA, Sept. 21 /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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