Media Advisory: CBC-TV producer Alex Shprintsen receives 2007 Peter Gzowski Literacy Award of Merit tonight

    TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation is pleased to
announce that Alex Shprintsen, a producer for CBC-TV's The National, will
receive the 2007 Peter Gzowski Literacy Award of Merit at a gala dinner
celebration in Toronto tonight.
    The award, named in honour of the late veteran broadcaster and journalist
Peter Gzowski, recognizes Mr. Shprintsen for his documentary series Canada's
Shame, which revealed the wide-ranging problem of low literacy among Canadian
adults and profiled people who have been challenged with low literacy,
including Jacques Demers, former coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
    Alison Gzowski, daughter of Peter Gzowski, will present the award to
Mr. Shprintsen.

    WHAT:           Peter Gzowski Literacy Award of Merit

    WHERE:          Blake, Cassels & Graydon
                    Ottawa/ Humber/ Fraser Rooms
                    199 Bay Street
                    Commerce Court West, 23rd Floor

    WHEN:           7:30 p.m.

    About ABC CANADA

    ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation is the national charity committed to
promoting family, adult and workplace literacy to the general public, the
business community and to the public sector. ABC CANADA's focus is on public
awareness programs, providing promotional support to local literacy groups,
and conducting research to further the development of a fully literate
Canadian population.

For further information:

For further information: Jim Pollock, Director of Communications, ABC
CANADA Literacy Foundation, Ph: (416) 218-0010, ext. 126, 1-800-303-1004, ext.
126, cell: (416) 524-8267, e-mail:

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