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May 16, 2006
Mayor David Miller, Nike Canada to open $500,000 athletic complex made from recycled running shoes
Mayor David Miller, Nike Canada, Olympic hurdler Perdita Felicien, 1,200 local students and special guests will officially open the new Nike Malvern Sports Complex in Scarborough. In addition to Nike Canada’s $500,000 donation to create the one-of-a-kind facility (made using recycled running shoes collected during Nike’s RUNTO), Nike will also make a significant donation of athletic equipment to the Malvern community.

The Complex is a joint venture of Nike Canada, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

What: Celebration of the opening of the largest Nike Grind athletic complex in the world, along with a donation of sports equipment to the Malvern community

Who: David Miller - Mayor
Perdita Felicien - Olympic Athlete, Canadian Olympic Team
Oliver Carroll - Chair, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Eric Agius - President, Nike Canada
1,200 students from local schools

When: 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17

Where: Mother Teresa High School
40 Sewells Rd.
(Sheppard and Neilson-exit 401 at Neilson, north to Sewells Road)

Media contacts:

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media hotline

Erin Burcham/Melanie Thompson
APEX Public Relations
416-924-4442 x 251 / x 254 /



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