Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor announces book drive for aboriginal youth

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Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor announces book drive for aboriginal youth

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

TORONTO, Dec. 18 - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will announce a book drive for aboriginal youth on Wednesday, December 19, in the Lieutenant Governor's suite at Queen's Park. In the tradition of former-Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman, the Honourable David C. Onley will launch a book drive that will begin on Tuesday, January 1st, and last until Friday, January 18th. Only brand new children's books will be collected during this drive. As in the past, new books can be dropped at any Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment throughout the province and, within Toronto, at any Toronto Police Services station. "During this special season, I encourage all Ontarians to purchase a book or two for our native youth in Ontario's northern regions," said Lieutenant Governor Onley. "These books can be dropped off beginning on January 1st at my New Year's Levee." To assist and encourage Ontario's aboriginal youth, the Honourable James K. Bartleman initiated two book drives during his term as Lieutenant Governor. Ontarians opened their hearts and bookshelves in 2004 and 2007, and over two million books were collected. PHOTO OPPORTUNITY ----------------- Who: The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Chief William Blair, Toronto Police Services Representative from the Ontario Provincial Police Students from Ledbury Elementary School What: Announcement of 2008 Book Drive Where: Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Room No.131, Queen's Park When: Wednesday, December 19th, 2 p.m. Contact Info For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, (416) 325-7780, www.lt.gov.on.ca HELP | CONTACT US | PRIVACY | IMPORTANT NOTICES © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2008-2009 — Last Modified: February 15, 2009 For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, (416) 325-7780, www.lt.gov.on.ca