March 15, 2008 17:07 ET

Canada Post: Local Speller Will Buzz off... to Ottawa to Compete in National Championship

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - March 15, 2008) - Spencer Warriner, a grade 8 student from Alameda will represent southern Saskatchewan at the national finals of the CanSpell Spelling Bee. The finals will take place in Ottawa, April 16-20, 2008.

Spencer competed against 40 top spellers from schools across southern Saskatchewan, but spelling superstardom was his with the successful spelling of: POLYSTYRENE!

"This marks year two of Canada Post's continuing partnership with the CanSpell program," says Malcolm French of Canada Post. "Our partnership with CanSpell demonstrates the post office's continued commitment to supporting literacy and a lifetime of learning. We thrilled to once again be associated with this very positive initiative that makes spelling fun!"

The 2008 bee season is in full swing with some 250,000 students expected to participate at the entry-level point through thousands of registered schools in Canada's ten provinces. Canada Post, as part of its presenting partner status, is paying the international registration fee for all Canadian schools, and as a result there will be no fee for schools or spellers at any point in the CanSpell program.

Contact Information

  • Canada Post
    Malcolm French
    Manager, Media and Community Affairs