Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor announces book drive for aboriginal youth

    TORONTO, May 29 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant
Governor of Ontario, will announce a book drive for aboriginal youth on
Monday, June 1, 2009, 2:00 p.m., Queen's Park Media Studio.
until Sunday, June 21st, the first day of summer and National Aboriginal Day.
    Only brand new books for children up to age 14 will be collected, with
the intention of refreshing local libraries in Ontario's fly-in First Nation
communities in the north with the same choice of current books that young
people in other corners of the province will relish during the summer months.
    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. More than 40,000 new books were collected in the 2008
Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Book Drive.
    "I encourage all Ontarians to purchase a book or two for native youth in
Ontario's northern regions," said Lieutenant Governor Onley. "I appeal to the
same generous Ontarians who have wholeheartedly participated in past book
drives implemented by the Lieutenant Governor's Office to donate a new book
that will make an enormous difference in the lives of young people."

                       THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

For further information:

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

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