TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - CBC's Barbara Frum Atrium was filled with the
sounds of tiles hitting SCRABBLE(R) boards Tuesday night at Frontier College's
2007 SCRABBLE(R) Night in Canada Corporate Challenge, presented by TSX Group.
Thirty-nine teams from the financial and professional industries donned
team jerseys for three exciting periods of SCRABBLE(R) in support of Frontier
College's literacy programs. Richard Nesbitt, CEO of TSX Group, welcomed
participants and helped to kick off the evening.
"This is an innovative and exciting event that raises money for a great
cause", said Nesbitt. "Literacy is such an integral part of everyone's lives
and TSX Group is thrilled to support Frontier College through this event."
$215,000 was raised throughout the evening as participants heard Measha
Brueggergosman sing "O Canada", enjoyed some fierce SCRABBLE(R) competition
and munched on hot dogs, chocolate hockey pucks and caramel corn.
In the end, the two-time TSX Cup champions, the Scotiabank Nerdiques,
were defeated by CNW Group's Newsmakers. Conference winners were Miller
Thomson LLP (Legal), Scotiabank Nerdiques (Banking), CNW Group (Accounting &
Data Services), Measha Brueggergosman's team (Diversified) and Scotia Capital
(Capital Markets & Wealth Management).
The money raised from Frontier College's SCRABBLE(R) Night in Canada
Corporate Challenge will help Frontier College improve the literacy skills of
youth and adults, allowing them to compete for jobs and improve their lives.
About Frontier College:
Literacy is an essential skill in today's world. At Frontier College,
Canada's oldest national literacy organization, we believe it's a fundamental
right. Low literacy skills are directly linked to poverty, poor health and
high unemployment. 42% of adult Canadians have trouble with everyday tasks
that involve reading. That's millions of Canadians who are not reaching their
potential. Through a network of thousands of volunteers, Frontier College is
helping people to realize their potential and seize the opportunities that
come their way. www.frontiercollege.ca
For further information:
For further information: Amy Schindler, Manager, Marketing & Special
Events, (416) 923-3592 x335, firstname.lastname@example.org