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February 24, 2010 18:06 ET

Appleby College Hosts Launch of Deutschmobil

Toronto's German consul general and managing director of Mercedes-Benz Canada to be in attendance

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2010) - On Monday, March 1 at noon, Appleby College will help launch the Deutschmobil, a specially equipped Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van that, with its young German ambassadors at the wheel, will travel the country promoting German language and culture to students of all ages. Appleby is pleased to be the official start of Deutschmobil Canada before it begins its three-month, 14,000-km journey.

The kick-off will take place just outside of Appleby's Schlesinger Dining Hall and will feature a Toronto R&B band as well as Appleby student performances. In attendance will be a number of distinguished guests including Frau Sabine Sparwasser, German consul general from Toronto; Frau Sonja Griegoschewski, Goethe-Institut Toronto director; Nicola Townend, president of the Ontario Association of Teachers of German; and Herr Michael Pflueger, managing director of Mercedes-Benz Canada.

"The Deutschmobil and its energetic youth ambassadors offer a fun, interactive introduction to German language and culture for students in schools across Canada," said Patrick Carter, Appleby's director of character education and treasurer of the Ontario Association of Teachers of German.

The national project involves a number of partners, including the German Foreign Ministry, the Goethe-Institutes in Toronto and Montreal, the Ontario Association of Teachers of German and Mercedes-Benz Canada.

About Appleby College

Appleby College is an independent school for more than 750 young men and women in Grades 7 to 12. Founded in 1911, Appleby offers a university preparatory education to both boarding and day students. The curriculum offers an exceptionally diverse education that combines rigorous academics with dynamic arts, athletics and community service. For more information, visit

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