SOURCE: Frontier College

Frontier College

March 01, 2016 09:00 ET

Bay Street Challenges Corporate Canada to Play Scrabble® for Literacy

Corporate Executives Square Off to Win the TMX Cup at Frontier College's Scrabble® Corporate Challenge

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 01, 2016) -  On March 2, literacy will be the word of the night as Bay Street's best challenge their peers to a game of Scrabble® at Frontier College's 12th annual Scrabble® Corporate Challenge, presented by TMX Group.

Hosted by Pat Bolland, the tournament attracts 250 senior executives 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's easy to take for granted the concepts of reading and literacy. A tournament based on a word game is the perfect event to bring awareness to the current low literacy rates in Canada," says Sarah Thompson, acting Co-CEO and Co-President, Frontier College. "Literacy is vital to the success of our economy, and low literacy skills are directly linked to poverty, poor health and high unemployment. With the support of TMX Group and corporate Canada, Frontier College can continue to train over 2,500 volunteers to delivery literacy and learning support to thousands of youth and adults in high-needs communities across Canada."

One of the most recognized fundraising events on Bay Street, Frontier College's Scrabble® Corporate Challenge sparks a fierce competitive atmosphere. 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 14. CIBC Lexicologists will defend their 2015 TMX Cup title.

"TMX Group looks forward to the Frontier College's Scrabble® Corporate Challenge each year and are especially proud to be the title sponsor," says Lou Eccleston, CEO, TMX Group. "The work the College does in the community is important and we salute their dedication to improving literacy rates among children, youth and adults in communities across Canada."

Since 2005, the Scrabble® Corporate Challenge has raised $3 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, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, AgriClear 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, Singapore and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at http://www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @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