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May 7, 2007
Media Advisory: Cricket exhibit to open at South Asian Heritage Month reception
Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina), Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff and members of the public will celebrate South Asian Heritage Month with a reception and the launch of the exhibit, ‘A view from the pavilion: The South Asian contribution to the world of cricket.’ At the reception, Councillor Vaughan will read the proclamation declaring May 2007 as South Asian Heritage Month in Toronto.

Date: Wednesday, May 9
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Metro Hall Rotunda, 55 John St.

Organized by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation’s Access and Diversity unit, ‘A view from the pavilion’ will examine the origins of cricket in Canada and Toronto; contributions to international cricket; contributions of South Asians to the development of cricket in Toronto; key individuals, teams and dates from the community; and Toronto sites where cricket is played. ‘A view from the pavilion’ will be on display at Metro Hall, May 10 and 11, and then move to City Hall for May 14-18, Etobicoke Civic Centre for June 4-6, North York Civic Centre for June 11-13, and Scarborough Civic Centre for June 18-22.

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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