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August 13, 2001
Tall Pines I.N.S. captures gold at Toronto Youth Games 2001
  
Parks and Recreation -- They gave it their all. They gave it their best shot.
They made great friends. They showed how Toronto's youth can compete in the
spirit of fun and friendship. They were the participants of the Toronto Youth
Games 2001, held at the Toronto Track and Field Centre at York University over
this weekend.

Tall Pines I.N.S. (from Tall Pines Community Centre) captured gold with their
stellar performance, scoring the top team marks of 392 points, followed closely
by Northern Raiders (from North Toronto Community Centre and Thistletown
Community Centre) with 383 points, and St. Lawrence Storm (from St. Lawrence
Community Centre) with 379 points. Twenty-six teams from across Toronto
competed in five events -- volleyball, swimming, pentathlon, relay race and
wheelchair basketball.

"I congratulate all the youth participants in the Games for their gallant
efforts and team spirit. These two days showcased how the young people of this
great city are talented, enthusiastic and eager to strive for excellence," said
Jim Bradley, Parks and Recreation Director, and Chairperson, Organizing
Committee of the Toronto Youth Games.

The Toronto Youth Games is a project of Toronto Parks and Recreation to bring
together youth between the ages of 13 to 16 years from across the city in the
spirit of fun, friendship and good sportsmanship. The first ever Toronto Youth
Games was held in 2000 as a millennium project. More than 600 participants,
parents and volunteers made the 2001 Toronto Youth Games another great success.


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