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May 11, 2006 14:15 ET

Sentry Select Capital Corp.: Toronto Answered The Bell! Canadian Tribute to George Chuvalo Raises Over $1 Million for Fight Against Drugs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 11, 2006) - More than 900 people gathered at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Tuesday, May 9th to pay tribute to former heavyweight boxing champion George Chuvalo and to support his charity, Fight Against Drugs. The event was an overwhelming success, raising over $1 million dollars. The funds will be used by Chuvalo to speak directly to 50,000 at-risk teens a year across the country in elementary and high schools, First Nations communities, Young Offenders centres and social service agencies about how drugs almost destroyed his entire family and the importance of making the right choices in life.

"I am overwhelmed by the success of the evening," said Chuvalo. "Some of the most powerful businesses and unions in the country stepped up to show their commitment to making our communities stronger. It couldn't have been any better."

Celebrity guests in attendance included Darryl Sittler, Frank Mahovlich, Fergie Jenkins, Olympic medalists Anne Ottenbrite and Egerton Marcus, Carmen Basilio, Team Canada '72 members Rod Seiling and Ron Ellis, Sandy Hawley, Spider Jones, Rod Black, Hon. Monte Kwinter, Toronto Police Chief William Blair, Mayor David Miller, Peter C. Newman, June Callwood, Eddie Shack, Marcel Dionne, Hon. Mike Harris, Buzz Hargrove and Bert Sugar (Master of Ceremonies). Entertainment was provided by tenor Michael Burgess and Jason McCoy.

The evening was sponsored by Sentry Select Capital Corp., and was chaired by John Driscoll, President and CEO of Sentry Select. "It's a privilege to support George in his efforts to reach out to youth in need," said John Driscoll. Honorary Co-Chairs were Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.

About George Chuvalo's Fight Against Drugs

Fight Against Drugs was established in 1996. Its objective is to reach teens at the time when they will make lifestyle choices which will impact the rest of their lives. Fight Against Drugs brings a hard-hitting 90-minute drug awareness presentation directly to the teens who need it most. Through relating the details of the loss of three sons and his wife to drug abuse and suicide, George addresses the most pressing youth issues today including gang violence, drugs and alcohol, bullying, and the growing drop-out rate. George speaks passionately about how substance abuse ruins lives and families, and how through education, family, perseverance and self-respect they can halt the spiral of despair and provide a positive future for themselves and their children.

To support Fight Against Drugs please contact:

Lisa Murray, George Chuvalo's Fight Against Drugs 416-565-2954,

About Sentry Select Capital Corp.

Sentry Select Capital Corp. provides investment, administrative and marketing services to 23 exchange-listed closed-end funds, 17 of which have exposure to the income trust sector, 16 mutual funds, 11 principal-protected notes and three flow-through limited partnerships. Sentry Select is one of the largest Canadian investment managers in the income trust sector. As of March 31, 2006, the firm had approximately $8.5 billion in gross assets under management.

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