April 17, 2008 13:11 ET

Media Advisory/Canada Post: 22 of Canada's Top Spellers Visit the House of Commons

Photo Opportunity

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Spelling champions from all parts of Canada descended on Ottawa this week to participate in the 2008 CanWest CanSpell National Spelling Bee, and on Friday April 18 will be making their way to the House of Commons to meet a number of their respective MPs and receive recognition for their outstanding achievements at a press conference hosted by Rod Bruinooge, M.P. Winnipeg South, and Senator Gerry St. Germain.

Media representatives are invited to attend the session and meet these extraordinary young Canadians. All 22 spellers and attending MPs, David Asper, Executive Vice President, Canwest, and Moya Greene, President and CEO, Canada Post, will be available for photos and comment after the session.

Date: Friday April 18, 2008

Location: House of Commons, Senate Room 256-S
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa, ON

Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

About CanWest CanSpell

CanWest CanSpell engages all of Canwest's media properties - plus 11 partner newspapers outside of the company - by way of extensive promotion in newspapers and on television, and on a popular website complete with games, study tips and a weekly feature by Canada's Word Lady, Katherine Barber, Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. For more information on the program, please visit the CanWest CanSpell website:

About Canwest

Canwest Global Communications Corp. (, (TSX:CGS)(TSX:CGS.A) an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global Television Network, Canwest is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio stations and networks in Canada, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

About Canada Post:

Canada Post delivers over 11 billion pieces of mail each year to14 million destinations. Its 60,000 employees and 7,000 post offices - the largest retail network in the country - serve 32 million Canadians and over 1 million businesses and public institutions from coast to coast to coast. In 2006, net income for Canada Post and its affiliates, which include Purolator Courier Ltd., Progistix-Solutions Inc. and Innovapost (jointly owned by Canada Post and CGI), was CDN$ 119 million on revenues of CDN$ 7.3 billion. Canada Post is a world leader, providing innovative physical and electronic delivery solutions, creating value for our customers, employees and Canadians. Website:

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