TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - On Monday, June 22nd, the Lieutenant Governor
will be joined by some distinguished friends to load ten-ton military trucks
with donated books to celebrate the conclusion of the Lieutenant Governor's
Aboriginal "Summer Reading" Book Drive. This weekend, on June 21st, marks the
first day of summer and National Aboriginal Day and the last day Ontarians can
donate a new book or two to the book drive.
"I am very pleased to announce the conclusion of the 2009 Aboriginal
Youth Book Drive," said the Honourable David C. Onley. "Ontarians have been
very generous with their new book donations and have made a tremendous gift to
our Aboriginal youth."
Students from The First Nation School in Toronto will assist the
Lieutenant Governor in packing the books for Aboriginal youth in the fly-in
First Nations in Ontario's north. He will be joined at the outdoor event by
Mr. Alex Jacobs, a Native Elder, who will give an invocation; Morningstar
River, an Aboriginal drumming group who will perform an honour song; and by
book drive partners such as the OPP, Toronto Police Service and Land Forces
Central Area (DND) to speak about the success of the book drive. The books
will be driven to Camp Borden, where they will be sorted by soldiers and
teachers next week.
Who: The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Land Forces Central Area, Canadian Forces
Ontario Provincial Police
Toronto Police Services
Students from First Nation School
What: Loading military trucks sending donated books to northern
Where: Front steps of Queen's Park, Legislative Building.
When: Monday, June 22, 11:00 a.m.
For further information:
For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant
Governor of Ontario, (416) 325-7780