Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

December 02, 2011 10:38 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Speak at Volunteer Toronto Event on the Benefits of Volunteerism

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2011) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be the keynote speaker at Volunteer Toronto's event highlighting the importance of volunteering, on Monday, December 5, 2011, at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, in Toronto, at 8:00 p.m.

To mark International Volunteer Day, His Excellency will meet with the board members of Volunteer Toronto and will deliver a keynote address on the importance of community building through volunteering, in an effort to build a smarter and more caring nation.

Prior to His Excellency's keynote address, Volunteer Toronto will unveil SharedTime Digital Storytelling, an initiative that seeks to bring the reality of volunteerism in Toronto to life through the telling of stories from volunteers, using digital media.

About Volunteer Toronto

For 37 years, the Volunteer Centre of Toronto has been dedicated to promoting volunteerism in the city and connecting people with volunteer opportunities. For more information, visit

The Governor General's keynote address will be available via webcast as of 7:55 p.m. at

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