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May 1, 2001
Media Advisory: Toronto honours hockey great Herbert H. Carnegie
  
Parks and Recreation Division -- Members of the media are invited to attend the
official dedication ceremony for Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre.

An initiative of Toronto Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Harriet
Tubman Community Organization in co-operation with Future Aces, the ceremony
will be presided over by Councillor Michael Feldman, representatives from all
partner organizations and members of the Carnegie family.

The ceremony includes demonstrations by Toronto Parks and Recreation Hockey in
the Neighbourhood Program and the Seneca School Skaters, and the presentation
of a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey to Mr. Carnegie.

Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre dedication ceremony

Location: Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre
(formerly North York Centennial Centre)
580 Finch Avenue West (west of Bathurst Street)

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2001

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Note: an afternoon program for school-aged children originally scheduled to
take place the afternoon of May 2 has been postponed due to the labour
disruptions at the Toronto District School Board. The evening program will
proceed, as scheduled.

One of Canada's top amateur hockey players in the 1940s and 1950s, Mr. Carnegie
formed the first and only all-Black forward line in professional hockey with
his brother Ossie, and Manny McIntyre. He went on to establish the Future Aces
Hockey School for boys aged 12 to 14 years, and wrote the Future Aces Creed
Philosophy, which is prominently displayed in schools and recreation facilities
in Ontario.


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