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July 24, 2006
Media Advisory - Toronto’s children get active during Canada Games Day
The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division and Canada Games will host Toronto Canada Games Day, a fun-filled day to remind Toronto’s children, and their parents, of the importance of active play. Canadian gymnastics gold medalist Stella Umeh will be a guest speaker and Paula Lemyre, former host of YTV’s Vortex, will lead the ceremonial march. Canadian Idol contestant Charles Holder will sing the national anthem.

Date: Wednesday, July 26
(Rain date: Wednesday, August 2)

Time: 10 a.m. (opening ceremonies) to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Allan A. Lamport Stadium
1150 King St. W. (entrance on Fraser Avenue)

More than 800 children ages six to 12 will participate in creative activities that demonstrate the spirit of the Olympic Games. This free event will give campers in Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation programs from across the city the opportunity to participate in fun activities while promoting physical activity, goal setting as a team and developing leadership skills. Sixty youth volunteers ages 14-18 will also have the opportunity to develop leadership skills while helping out with the games.

In addition, the event will celebrate the difference in cultures and abilities represented in Toronto with Aboriginal and African drumming stations, and a wheelchair relay.

Toronto Canada Games Day is sponsored by Canada Games, Active2010, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation’s Power of Movement.

Media contact:

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline



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