Event Advisory - Celebrity visit to Vancouver girl's school marks kick-off to first ever Dove Global Workshop Day

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - Hollywood actress Rachael Leigh Cook will be
visiting the York House School in Vancouver to host a self-esteem workshop in
tandem with teen counselor and self-esteem expert, Lisa Naylor.
    Cook is in town to mark the announcement of Dove's first Global Workshop
Day. On February 29, Dove is encouraging citizens to host workshops in their
own communities with one singular goal: improving the self-esteem of young
girls across Canada and around the world.
    Cook and Naylor will be leading Grade 7 and 8 female students through a
Dove Real Beauty School workshop. The Dove Self-Esteem workshops explore the
definition of beauty, images of beauty in popular culture, and how societal
pressures affect the way young girls feel about themselves.
    Cook, a Hollywood actress since childhood, will be discussing her
personal experiences with body image and opening up the dialogue for the girls
to do the same.

    Date: Monday, February 18, 2008

    Time: Workshop to be held from 11:30am - 1:00pm (PST).
    Opportunity for interviews with Rachael Leigh Cook from 10:30am - 11:20am

    Location: The McTavish Room, The York House School, 4176 Alexandra
    Street, Vancouver (enter off Alexandra, parking on north side of King
    Edward St. due to construction zone)

    It is Dove's hope that interested Canadians will host their own
self-esteem workshop on February 29. Order a free "Train the Trainer" CD/DVD
by calling 1-866-376-DOVE (3683). Visit dove.ca/facilitators for more
    Cook is working with Dove through Dove's partnership with US-based Step
Up Women's Network.

    About Rachael Leigh Cook:

    Rachael's memorable and riveting performance in a 1998 anti-heroin
"kitchen smashing" American public service announcement ("This is your
brain...") led to her first starring role in Miramax's 1999 breakout hit She's
All That, alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. Rachael next put her comedic ability to
work in the title role of aspiring rock star Josie McCoy in Universal's Josie
and the Pussycats, alongside Parker Posey and Rosario Dawson. She recently
starred opposite Sean Astin as his love interest Polly Hudson, in the baseball
saga The Final Season, as well as in the Warner Bros. feature film Nancy Drew
in which her character is the subject of Nancy Drew's most pressing case. In
addition, Rachael stars in All Hat, which most recently premiered at the
Toronto International Film Festival. Rachael currently resides in Los Angeles,
CA with husband, actor Daniel Gillies.

    About Step Up Women's Network:

    Step Up Women's Network is an American non-profit membership organization
dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls. Visit

    About the Dove Self-Esteem Fund:

    The Dove Self-Esteem Fund was created to be a force of positive change in
the way women and young girls perceive and embrace beauty. A portion of
proceeds from every sale of a Dove product is directed towards programs like
Global Workshop Day and other Campaign for Real Beauty initiatives. On
February 29, Dove employees around the world will also be leading workshops in
their local communities. Visit www.campaignforrealbeauty.ca.

    To RSVP, book an interview with Rachael Leigh Cook or Lisa Naylor or for
more information, please contact Harbinger (we request that you please refrain
from contacting the York House School):

For further information:

For further information: Megan Matthews, (416) 960-5100 x232,
mmatthews@harbingerideas.com; Erin Stewart, (416) 960-5100 x265,

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