Media Advisory - Quebec student leaders receive royal recognition for philanthropic achievements

    Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, to honour youth who are making a
    difference through Free The Children's volunteerism programs

    MONTREAL, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Free The Children, the world's largest network
of children helping children through education, will host His Royal Highness,
The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, at a special event on October 10th in
Montreal to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Quebec student leaders.
Prince Edward will recognize their efforts to raise awareness about social
justice issues and in fundraising to support development opportunities for
children around the world.
    The Earl will join Craig Kielburger, Founder of the Canadian-based
international children's charity, in honouring more than 40 socially conscious
youth. The event will showcase the creative fundraising work of these students
who are actively involved in Free The Children's volunteerism initiatives and
who represent numerous high schools within the Montreal area. Free The
Children established a permanent office in Quebec last year to provide youth
programming in both official languages. In French, the organization is known
as Enfants Entraide.


    WHEN:        Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 9:40 a.m.

    WHERE:       The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
                 Salon Hochelaga 3
                 900 Rene Levesque Blvd W
                 Montreal, Quebec H3B 4A5

    INTERVIEWS:  Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger, Co-Founders of Free
                 The Children and Quebec student leaders whose achievements
                 are being celebrated will be available for interviews
                 following the event.

    PHOTOS:      Media will be able to take photos during the event. Official
                 photos will also be available by request by contacting Amy
                 Schlein at

    About Free The Children

    Free The Children is the world's largest network of children helping
children through education, with more than one million youth involved in
innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Founded in 1995
by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has
a proven track record of success. Through the energy and passion of youth,
Free The Children has built more than 450 schools around the world, shipped
more than $11 million US in essential medical supplies, and it provides
education for 40,000 children everyday. The organization has received the
World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the
Children's Nobel Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of
Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with
leading school boards and Oprah's Angel Network. For more information please

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For further information: Cristelle Basmaji, (514) 843-1907

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