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March 23, 2007
Media Advisory: March Madness 2007
City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, along with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Hockey Club and Esso present the 14th annual March Madness Ball Hockey Tournament this weekend. The event will feature a series of skills, drills and hockey games between inner-city youth teams.

Dates and times: Friday, March 23; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 24; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 25; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place

Approximately 1,000 children and youth (6 to 15 years of age) from various community centres across the city will participate in the three-day ball hockey championship event. Participants are from the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Street Buds program. This event will allow participants to test their ball hockey skills and abilities while promoting teamwork, responsibility and other life skills.

Members of the public are invited to attend. Admission is free.

Public Information: Cindy Horton, 416-392-0752 or Bhim Rana 416-392-0227

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726



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