Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor announces book drive for aboriginal youth

    TORONTO, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant
Governor of Ontario, will announce a book drive for aboriginal youth on
Wednesday, December 19, in the Lieutenant Governor's suite at Queen's Park.
    In the tradition of former-Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman, the
Honourable David C. Onley will launch a book drive that will begin on Tuesday,
January 1st, and last until Friday, January 18th. Only brand new children's
books will be collected during this drive.
    As in the past, new books can be dropped at any Ontario Provincial Police
(OPP) detachment throughout the province and, within Toronto, at any Toronto
Police Services station.
    "During this special season, I encourage all Ontarians to purchase a book
or two for our native youth in Ontario's northern regions," said Lieutenant
Governor Onley. "These books can be dropped off beginning on January 1st at my
New Year's Levee."
    To assist and encourage Ontario's aboriginal youth, the Honourable James
K. Bartleman initiated two book drives during his term as Lieutenant Governor.
Ontarians opened their hearts and bookshelves in 2004 and 2007, and over two
million books were collected.

                              PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
    Who:      The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
              Chief William Blair, Toronto Police Services
              Representative from the Ontario Provincial Police
              Students from Ledbury Elementary School
    What:     Announcement of 2008 Book Drive
    Where:    Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Room No.131, Queen's Park
    When:     Wednesday, December 19th, 2 p.m.

For further information:

For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant
Governor, (416) 325-7780,

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