April 21, 2009 12:00 ET

Media Advisory-Photo and Interview Opportunity: RONA Calgary How-To Team and Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Celebrate Second Annual Eco-Responsible Day With School Yard Clean-up

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - RONA inc. (TSX:RON) will hold its second annual Eco-Responsible Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. RONA How-To Teams are celebrating by holding clean-up events in over 20 communities across Canada.

In Calgary, RONA's How-To Team will contribute their time and energy to cleaning up a local school yard. Supporting this effort are 14 Olympic and Paralympic athletes who are participating as members of RONA's Growing with our Athletes Program.

WHAT: RONA Eco-Responsible Day Clean-up

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22
9:30 a.m. media photo opportunities and interviews

WHERE: Monsignor A.J. Hetherington Elementary School
4 Coral Springs Blvd. NE

WHO: RONA How-To Team
Olympic and Paralympic Athletes:

Lascelles Brown - Bobsleigh - Bronze medalist at 2008 World Cup
Jennifer Ciochetti - Bobsleigh - Ranked 4th at recent World
championship in Altenberg
Steve Elm - Long Track Speed Skating - Silver medalist at 2006
Torino Olympics; silver medalist at 2009 World Cup
Regan Lauscher - Luge - Gold medalist at 2007 Canadian
Carla MacLeod - Hockey - Gold medalist at 2006 Torino Olympics
Brian McKeever - Paralympic Nordic - Gold medalist at 2009 World
Chris Moffat - Luge - Gold medalist in Men's Doubles at 2007
Canadian Championships
Mike Moffat - Luge - Bronze medalist in Men's Doubles at 2007
Nation's Cup
Jeff Pain - Skeleton - Bronze medalist at 2009 World Cup
Shannon Rempel - Long Track Speed Skating - Gold medalist at 2009
Canada Cup
Sherraine Schalm - Fencing - Bronze medalist at 2009 World Cup
Erica Sharp - Wrestling - 2007 Gold medalist at Grand Prix in
Warren Shouldice - Freestyle Skiing - Bronze medalist at 2009
World Cup
Sara Renner - Cross Country Skiing - Silver medalist at the 2006
Torino Olympics

Contact Information

  • On location:
    Focus Communications
    Dean Heuman
    RONA inc.:
    Eva Boucher-Hartling
    Director, External Communications