Media Advisory - National SEDI Awards gala brings celebrities and corporate brass together to celebrate everyday heroes

    TORONTO, March 20 /CNW/ - Five inspiring winners who beat the odds to
overcome social and economic obstacles will be honoured during the national
2007 SEDI (Social and Enterprise Development Innovations) Awards gala at the
Liberty Grand in Toronto. Celebrities, power players from the business
community and media will join the celebrations which include a keynote address
from Patrick Sullivan, President and CEO of Workopolis.

    WHAT:     National 2007 SEDI Awards

    WHO:      Keynote: Patrick Sullivan, President and CEO, Workopolis
              Emcee: Suhana Meharchand, host, CBC Newsworld Today

    Winners:  Lynne Fisher, Nekesha Blake, Brian Hachez,
              Brenda Summers-Gabel, Dorothy Halliday

    Celebrity Presenters of the SEDI Awards:

    Jeff Adams,        gold-medal winning Olympian and Paralympian
    Charlie Coffey,    Officer of the Order of Canada and former
                       Executive VP, RBC Financial Group
    Mark Dailey,       Co-Anchor, CityNews, CityTV
    Keith Forde,       Deputy Chief Human Resources Command,
                       Toronto Police Services
    Linda Leatherdale, Financial Editor, Toronto Sun Money;
                       host and producer, MONEYLINE

    WHEN:     Thursday, March 22, 2007
              Reception and Silent Auction 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
              Dinner and Award Ceremony 6:15 - 9: 00 p.m.

    WHERE:    Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
              25 British Columbia Rd., Exhibition Place

    The SEDI Awards gala is possible thanks to our sponsors including:
    H&R Block, The Globe and Mail, Workopolis, AKA New Media, Deloitte,
    Genworth Financial, PMI Canada, RBC Foundation and TD Bank Financial.

    For more information about the SEDI Awards, visit To
learn more about SEDI and its programs, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact, Kasia Chojecki, (416) 523-0611,

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