Toronto girls reach for the top to capture spectacular panoramas

    Local youth will use Sony cameras to capture panoramas on their upcoming
    Mount Kilimanjaro climb

TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - As a proud supporter of Girl !mpact, an innovative non-profit whose mission is to empower girls to champion each other creating the most direct route to positive social change, Sony Canada is giving eleven local girls the latest Cyber-shot(R) digital camera and accessories to shoot spectacular panoramas from the height of their adventure atop Mount Kilimanjaro.

Eleven girls from five schools in Scarborough, Ontario have been trained, coached and mentored for nine months to prepare for a Mount Kilimanjaro ascent this month. In turn, these determined, bright young women have worked alongside mentors such as Olympian Marnie McBean, to collectively raise $50,000 in an effort to send 10 girls in Kenya to secondary school.

"Sony congratulates these eleven ambitious young women on their dedicated training and fundraising efforts," says Samuel Yip, marketing director in the digital imaging business at Sony Canada. "We wish them great success on their trek and look forward to seeing the experience through their lenses."

The girls will take breathtaking panoramic images using Sony's DSC-TX1 Cyber-shot(R) digital camera featuring Sweep Panorama Mode. They'll also take along the new Sony GPS-CS3KA Image Tracker, to geotag their images so they can easily map their photos of mountains, wildlife, and sunsets. Matching Sony camera cases will protect the cameras from the elements, and Sony batteries and memory sticks will ensure they never miss the perfect shot.

About Girl !mpact

Girl !mpact launched in early 2009 to empower girls to champion and support one another, creating a direct connection between them that fosters the roots of positive social change at home and around the world. Girl !mpact believes that by giving young women the tools they need - be it through education or extra curricular experiences - we can inspire and build a future community of women who are strong, educated, and highly esteemed, and who feel supported by their peers. Girl !mpact is a non-profit organization funded entirely by voluntary contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

About Sony Canada

Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in High Definition. Sony provides end-to-end solutions through products that include the market-leading Blu-ray Disc(TM) players, BRAVIA(R) televisions, Cyber-shot(R) digital cameras, Handycam(R) Camcorders, VAIO(R) computers, broadcast cameras, IPELA security cameras and video conferencing and many more products that deliver the true entertainment experience.

Sony is one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world with a portfolio that includes electronics, music, movies, games and online businesses.

With headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver and Montreal and distribution centres in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Whitby, Ontario, approximately 1,200 employees support a network of more than 500 authorized dealers and 68 Sony Style retail locations across Canada.

Sony Canada is proud to support the communities in which it operates through corporate sponsorships of organizations that include the Make-A-Wish(R) Canada, the United Way of Canada and Earth Day Canada.

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For further information: For further information: Candice Hayman, Sony of Canada Public Relations,, (416) 718-5048

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