CTF and ETFO to unveil World Teachers' Day poster designed by Windsor elementary teacher

    OTTAWA, Aug. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The President of the Canadian Teachers'
Federation (CTF) will join the President of the Elementary Teachers'
Federation of Ontario (ETFO) tomorrow to unveil this year's Canadian poster
celebrating World Teachers' Day. The unveiling will take place during ETFO's
Annual General Meeting currently being held in Toronto.
    The design of the poster was created by ETFO member Neli Brady who
teaches at A.V. Graham Public School in Tecumseh, about 23 km from Windsor,
Ontario. Neli entered and won first prize in CTF's National World Teachers'
Day poster contest launched last spring.
    According to CTF President Emily Noble, CTF selected Neli Brady's design
because of its composition, colours and graphic representation of people. Her
design also fits well with the theme "Teachers change your life".
    "In selecting a theme for this year's World Teachers' Day, we were
inspired by a popular quote by author and teacher Joyce A. Myers who said:
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges,"
explains Noble. "World Teachers' Day is an occasion to celebrate teachers
around the world who hold the right mix within themselves to bring about
positive changes within students.
    For his part, ETFO President David Clegg adds: "We are delighted to share
one of our member's creativity and work with her teacher colleagues across the
country. It is exciting to know that Neli's design will be highly visible in
school halls, classroom walls and teacher staff rooms across Canada.
    "Not only do teachers change your life, they can make a real difference
in moving our nation forward culturally, economically, environmentally and
socially," adds Clegg.

    The Elementary Teachers' Federation of
Ontario(http://www.etfo.ca/Pages/default.aspx) represents 73,000 elementary
public school teachers and education workers across the province and is the
largest teacher federation in Canada. ETFO is a member of CTF.

    CTF and its Member organizations across the country are among the
thousands of organizations in over 100 countries to celebrate World Teachers'
Day. Events are being planned worldwide through the efforts of Education
International, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
organization (UNESCO) and other partners. CTF will create a downloadable
greeting card as well as an e-card on its Web site featuring Neli Brady's
poster design to allow students to personally thank their teachers on Oct. 5.
    CTF speaks for 220,000 teachers in Canada as their national voice on
education and related social issues. CTF membership includes Member
organizations in every province and territory in Canada. CTF 
(http://www.ctf-fce.ca) is also a member of the international body of
teachers, Education International (http://www.ei-ie.org).

For further information:

For further information: Comments: Emily Noble, CTF President, (613)
688-4300, (613) 899-4209 (cell); Media Contacts: Larry Skory, ETFO Media
Relations & Communications, (416) 962-3836, ext. 2331, Toll-free,
1-888-838-3836, (416) 948-0195 (cell); Francine Filion, CTF Director of
Communications, (613) 232-1505

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