OTTAWA, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ -
WHEN: Monday, September 24, 2007
WHERE: Tom Baines Junior High School
250 Edgepark Boulevard N.W.
Calgary, AB T3A 4S8
WHAT: Presentation of The WaterCan@Schools Group of the Year Award,
recognizing the school group that exhibits the greatest
innovation, creativity, and spirit while also raising funds for
WaterCan. WaterCan@Schools offers youth the opportunity to
fundraise towards projects that will bring clean drinking water,
sanitation, and better health to African school children.
Musical performance by Brea Lawrenson and Braiden Turner
WHO: Members of the media are invited to join Gary Pluim, WaterCan's
Executive Director, the staff and students of Tom Baines Junior
High School, and Brea Lawrenson and Braiden Turner, Ottawa teen
musicians who joined the Canadian Red Cross' RespectED program to
create the anti-bullying Black and Purple Campaign.
WHY: Tom Baines Junior High School takes an international perspective
in its commitment to teaching. Students and staff have repeatedly
chosen WaterCan as a recipient charity of their school-wide
fundraising efforts. Donations to WaterCan have totaled over
$9,000. Margaret Trudeau, WaterCan's Honourary President, has
traveled to Tom Baines Junior High School to offer her personal
words of congratulations to the students and staff.
As part of a 20th Anniversary Recognition Initiative, WaterCan is
publicly recognizing and thanking those who have made, and
continue to make, vital contributions to the organization and its
current efforts in eastern Africa. Celebrations were held in
Ottawa on September 13, 2007 to present four other awards.
WaterCan is a Canadian non-governmental organization dedicated to
providing clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education to the world's
poorest people. Since 1987, WaterCan has helped more than one million people
in the developing world live healthier, more productive lives.
For further information:
For further information: Gary Pluim, Executive Director, (613) 222-9075,