Media Alert/Photo Opportunity - Real Canadian Anthem Search Choir Winners Set to Sing the National Anthem at Air Canada Centre

    TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - On March 26th, Toronto's John G. Althouse
Middle School beat out seven other public school choir groups from across the
GTA and surrounding areas competing in the Real Canadian Anthem Search for a
chance to sing the national anthem before a Raptors game. The first ever
competition of its kind, the event was sponsored by Real Canadian Superstore
in Association with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, and was judged by a
celebrity panel including Canadian Idol Winner Melissa O'Neil and "Degrassi:
The Next Generation" star Lauren Collins. In addition to performing at Air
Canada Centre, John G. Althouse students also won $3000 toward their music
program and a catered breakfast for their school.

    WHAT:     Students sing the national anthem before thousands of Raptors

    WHO:      Grade 6-8 students and choir leaders from John G. Althouse
              Middle School
              Melissa O'Neil -- former Canadian Idol Winner
              Lauren Collins -- star of "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
              Matt Austin -- star of Disney's Power Rangers
              Elizabeth Margles -- VP of Public Relations for Loblaw
              Companies Limited

    WHEN:     Friday, April 13, 2007
              7:30 p.m.

    WHERE:    Air Canada Centre
              Media enter at Gate 2.5
              40 Bay Street

    Please note:  Media without a Raptors season media credential must
                  request one to cover the Real Canadian Anthem Search
                  winners from Rajani Kamath no later than 4 p.m. on
                  Friday, April 13, 2007.

For further information:

For further information: Debra Goldblatt for rock-it promotions at (416)
656-0707,; Rajani Kamath, Maple Leaf Sports &
Entertainment, (416) 815-5790 or visit

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