Media Advisory - RBC Olympian Jeff Bean to help celebrate RBC After School Grant Donation to Boys and Girls Club of Kingston

    KINGSTON, ON, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Identified as having one of the best
after-school programs in the country, the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston will
be awarded a prestigious After-School Grant from RBC Financial Group (RBC) at
a unique community celebration on October 24.
    The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston is one of only 77 after-school
programs from across Canada to receive an RBC After-School Grant this year.
    RBC Olympian Jeff Bean, a 2006 freestyle skiing Olympian, will be on hand
at the event to share his experiences, engage the program's participants in
fun activities and inspire them to be the best they can be. He will also
accept a unique good luck message from the children.

    Who:    - Youth and staff from the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston
            - Jeff Bean, RBC Olympian
            - RBC Financial Group representatives

    When:   October 24, 2007
            4:15 - Comments by RBC Olympian Jeff Bean and cheque presentation

    Where:  The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston
            559 Bagot Street,
            Kingston, Ontario

    Media are invited to attend a photo opportunity of the cheque
presentation and the children's delivery of a unique good luck message to Jeff

    About RBC Financial Group

    RBC Financial Group (RBC) is considered one of Canada's most respected
corporations and leading employers, and is recognized among the world's
financial, social and environmental leaders. RBC is included on the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index, the Jantzi Social Index, the FTSE4Good Index, and the
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking. In 2006, the company
contributed more than $83 million to community causes worldwide, through
donations of more than $42 million, and an additional $41 million in
sponsorship of community events and national organizations. The company
produces an annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlining its
sustainability performance.

For further information:

For further information: Dano Spooner, Communications Manager, RBC, Tel:
(416) 974-0347, email:

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