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Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - RBC Olympian Christian Redmann to Make Donation to CAN Fund

TORONTO, September 24, 2012 - RBC Olympian and 2011 Canadian Beach Volleyball Champion Christian Redmann is celebrating Canada's success in London by donating $5,000 to CAN Fund, a not for profit organization devoted solely to Canadian athletes. The donation will be made at the CAN Fund Gold, Silver & Bronze Celebration on September 25, surrounded by many of Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes including London 2012 medalists Benoit Huot, Rosie McLennan, Mark Oldershaw, Melissa Tancredi and Summer Mortimer.

As part of the RBC Olympians Program in 2012, each athlete was given $5,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. Christian joins the "Athletes Supporting Athletes" movement CAN Fund is building. The Fund is a unique organization that connects Canadians directly to the athletic journey and success of athletes. Donations go directly to both able-bodied and Paralympic athletes so they can afford proper nutrition, coaching, equipment and travel to competitions and training camps. For the past 10 years CAN Fund has been helping great talent become world class. To learn more visit www.MyCANFund.com.

As Canada's longest-standing supporter of the Canadian Olympic Team since 1947, RBC is committed to helping Canadian athletes succeed both at home and on the world stage.

When: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: CAN Fund offices, 106 Berkeley St. Toronto, Ontario

Who:

  • Christian Redmann, RBC Olympian and 2011 Canadian Beach Volleyball Champion
  • Jane Roos, Founder, CAN Fund
  • Conrad Leinemann, COO, CAN Fund

For media interested in attending, please RSVP to Jackie Braden at 416-974-1724.

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For more information, please contact:

Jackie Braden, Brand Communications, RBC, 416.974-1724, jackie.braden@rbc.com