Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - "stand UP!" Rally Awarded to Richmond Hill's Pleasantville Public School as part of the 5th Annual National Bullying Awareness Week, November 19 to 25, 2007

    TORONTO, Nov. 23 /CNW/ - Over 16,000 kids across Canada took the
initiative to nominate their schools for a Bullying Awareness Week award,
answering the call, "tell us how you and your school stand up to bullying."
Pleasantville Public School has been named as one of only four schools across
Canada to receive the award, a rally sponsored by Astral Media's Family
Channel in partnership with PREVNet, a national network of Canadian
researchers, community organizations and governments committed to ending
bullying (

    WHAT:     A rally to celebrate Pleasantville Public School's achievements
              in promoting solutions to the problems of bullying.

              Celebrity co-hosts, Michael Seater ("Derek") and Ashley Leggat
              ("Casey") from the Family Channel series "Life With Derek."

              Presentation and activities that offer a unique "behind-the-
              scenes" experience for students, including a sneak peak
              screening of a bullying-themed episode of the Family Channel
              series "Life With Derek," the opportunity for each student to
              sit in a director's chair to film a "stand UP!" shout out and
              the chance to pose with Michael and Ashley in a photo shoot.

    WHERE:    Pleasantville Public School gymnasium
              400 Mill Street, Richmond Hill

    WHEN:     Friday, November 23, 2007
              9:30 a.m. (presentation and screening)
              10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (activities)

    WHO:      Michael Seater, "Derek" in "Life With Derek"
              Ashley Leggat, "Casey" in "Life With Derek"
              Diana Dal Bello Principal, Pleasantville Elementary School
              Dr. Debra Pepler, Scientific Co-Director, PREVNet

For further information:

For further information: Natalie Jones, Publicist, Family Channel, (416)

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