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April 20, 2001
Photo Opportunity: City thanks volunteers who make caring a growing concern
  
Community & Neighbourhood Services -- On Monday, April 23 at 1 p.m. at Toronto
City Hall, Councillor Brad Duguid, Chair, Community Services Committee, will
join in the celebrations to honour volunteers from Toronto's 10 homes for the
aged. The award-winning volunteers have made special contributions to ensure
that caring is a growing concern at Toronto's homes.

The celebrations will also include a display in the City Hall rotunda that
highlights the many activities that make volunteers such an important part of
the Homes for the Aged team.

In 2000, more than 1,600 people volunteered more than 166,000 hours in
Toronto's Homes for the Aged. Their contributions included escorting residents
on trips, running special events, working in tuck shops, visiting one-on-one
with residents, and a host of other activities that all helped provide
residents with a vital link to the community.

The United Nations has designated 2001 the International Year of Volunteers.
The contributions of Homes for the Aged volunteers are excellent examples of
the difference one person can make in today's world.

Date: Monday, April 23, 2001

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Council Members Lounge
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. West


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