Roots of Empathy - Edmonton Community Baby Celebration - Media Opportunity

EDMONTON, May 11 /CNW/ -

    What            A celebration honouring Edmonton, Alberta's Roots of
                    Empathy babies, the world's youngest teachers. Since the
                    start of the school year these 33 infants and their
                    parents have worked with approximately 825 school
                    children in Edmonton by "teaching" an innovative
                    classroom program about empathy and social/emotional

                    A short ceremony on stage will include a photo
                    opportunity of all Roots of Empathy babies.

    Where           St. Jerome School
                    3310 107 Avenue NW
                    Edmonton, AB

    When            1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
                    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

                    Photo opportunity of Roots of Empathy babies at 2:15 P.M.

    Participants/   Mary Gordon, Founder/President, Roots of Empathy
    Speakers        Kathy Alves, Key Point Person, Edmonton Roots of Empathy
                    George Antonakis, Principal, St. Jerome School
                    Sandy Vigrass, Provincial Manager, Roots of Empathy
                    Sylvie Dassylva, Vice Principal, École Gabrielle-Roy
                    Patti Lorentz, Teacher, Eastwood School
                    Nadine McGuigan, Roots of Empathy Volunteer Mother
                    Heidi Vallevand, Grade 1 student

Thanks to the support of the Alberta government, Roots of Empathy is changing the world classroom by classroom. This year the program has reached more than 10,125 children across the province.

SOURCE Roots of Empathy

For further information: For further information: Kathy Alves, Roots of Empathy, Tel. (780) 907-4284,

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