SOURCE: Frontier College

Frontier College

SOURCE: TMX Group

TMX Group

March 02, 2015 11:00 ET

A SCRABBLE® Tournament on Bay Street Is a Game-Changer for Literacy

Corporate Executives to Compete for Word Supremacy at Frontier College's SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 02, 2015) - On March 4, Bay Street's sharpest minds will challenge their peers to a game of SCRABBLE® at Frontier College's 11th annual SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge, presented by TMX Group.

Hosted by David Chilton, the tournament attracts leaders from Canada's banks, investment, technology, accounting, and law firms for a one-night, no spellcheck SCRABBLE® competition in support of Frontier College, Canada's original literacy organization. Frontier College provides literacy programs for Canadians through a network of thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to coast.

"It is vitally important that, as Canadians, we are aware of the importance of literacy and how it relates to the well-being and productivity of all people in our country. Literacy is crucial to the success of our economy, and low literacy skills are directly linked to poverty, poor health and high unemployment. Frontier College works in communities across Canada to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential. The support of TMX Group and Bay Street makes an incredible difference," says Sherry Campbell, President & CEO, Frontier College.

Players will rack up triple word scores to vie for the coveted TMX Cup and the opportunity to open the Toronto Stock Exchange on March 10. PCK Perry + Currier Inc. will defend their 2014 TMX Cup title. 

"TMX Group is proud to once again be the title sponsor of Frontier College's SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge," says Lou Eccleston, CEO, TMX Group. "We salute the College's important work in improving literacy rates among children, youth and adults in communities across Canada."

A tournament based on the word game SCRABBLE® is the perfect event to bring awareness to low literacy rates in Canada. Since 2005, the tournament has raised over 2.5 million dollars for Frontier College.

About Frontier College

Frontier College has been a leader in providing literacy programs since 1899. Literacy is an essential skill in today's world. We believe it's a fundamental right. Through a network of thousands of volunteers, Frontier College is helping Canadians to realize their potential and seize opportunities. For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca

About TMX Group (TSX: X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha Group, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Meredith Roberts
    Frontier College
    416-923-3591 ext. 324
    416-624-6778 cell
    mroberts@frontiercollege.ca