MEDIA ADVISORY - RBC Olympian Jeff Bean to help celebrate RBC After School Grant Donation to National Capital YMCA/YWCA

    OTTAWA, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - Identified as having one of the best after-school
programs in the country, the National Capital YMCA/YWCA will be awarded a
prestigious After-School Grant from RBC Financial Group (RBC) at a unique
community celebration on October 18.
    The National Capital YMCA/YWCA 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
present the children with chocolate gold medals to honour their efforts and
accept a unique good luck message from the children.

    Who:   -  Youth and staff from the National Capital YMCA/YWCA
           -  Jeff Bean, RBC Olympian
           -  RBC Financial Group representatives

    When:     October 18, 2007
              4 p.m. - Comments by RBC Olympian Jeff Bean and cheque

    Where:    Connaught Public School
              1149 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa

    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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