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April 05, 2005 10:28 ET

PRIME MINISTER RECOGNIZES SARAH MELODY FOR HER HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Media Editor, Photo Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2005) - EDITOR'S NOTE: Picture to accompany this release will be available today on the CP Picture Service from The Canadian Press.

Today, Prime Minister Paul Martin and the Honourable Aileen Carroll met with teen singer Sarah Melody in recognition of her humanitarian efforts. It's not the first time the soft spoken teen has stepped up to help in world aid. When the tsunami disaster struck in December 2004 this inspiring Soul/R&B singer donated to her school 100 EPs of her original song, "Song of Peace," as an incentive to students to donate generously. In early March this year she followed up with the release of her original song and supporting DVD "Letter of Hope" that was written to comfort anyone who has lost a child to tragedy. Together with the contributions of her music producers, Marcus Kane, Darcy Wu, Luke McMaster, and All Event Video, the 2-disc package is currently available in Wal-Mart stores across Canada. Mature beyond her years, she chose not to put her own picture on the CD cover because, "it isn't about me." When asked to describe her favorite part of making the video, Sarah said it was getting to know the kids in the video and the parents who volunteered their time for the cause.

This is the first C.D for Tsunami relief being carried by Wal-Mart Canada, and over the next 60 days, proceeds of the sales will go to the Canadian Red Cross Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

Sarah has also been working to have her Song of Peace become part of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program across Canada and wants to use her musical talents as her communication tool to get the message out there. The Peace Song, as everyone calls it, was written after the events of Sept 11, 2001.

It's not uncommon to find Sarah at the recording studio after homework and on the weekends where she's finishing her latest urban album for an early summer release. When asked who her role models were, Sarah says she's motivated by her idol, Alicia Keys, and U2's Bono. To learn more about "Letter of Hope," and Sarah's current releases, please visit www.sarahmelody.com. IN: MEDIA

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