Tennis ball recycling campaign serves up an ace for Quebec children: more than 47,000 balls collected

Montréal, 30 August 2007 - 

National Bank is pleased to announce that its first campaign to collect old tennis balls in its Quebec branches and at the Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal was a smashing success. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of Quebecers, the campaign netted more than 47,000 balls. The Bank would like to thank everyone who took part and invite them to continue saving their old tennis balls for next year’s campaign.

With back-to-school season in full swing, the Bank has already begun redistributing the collected balls to approximately 100 schools around the province where they will be placed on the legs of students’ chairs. Not only is this good for the environment, it also helps reduce classroom noise, making it easier for children to concentrate – truly a win-win situation!

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Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):                                                                     

Denis Dubé
Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: 514-394-8644