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June 14, 2007
Media Advisory: Swim to Survive grads test the waters as City outdoor swimming pools start to open for the season
Councillor Janet Davis, Chair, Toronto Aquatic and Pool Strategy Working Group, Brenda Librecz, General Manager, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Barbara Byers, Public Education Director, Lifesaving Society, will join Grades 3 and 4 students who will take the first dive into City of Toronto outdoor pools for the season. Starting Saturday, June 16, 40 outdoor pools will be open after-school and on weekends; all 59 pools will be open on Canada Day weekend with varying schedules.

Date: Friday, June 15
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Place: Alex Duff Memorial, 779 Crawford Ave.

The students from St. Josaphat and St. Anthony elementary schools have just completed Swim to Survive, the Lifesaving Society’s survival training program and will be eager to show off their newfound skills. The program is a partnership between Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, and the Lifesaving Society.

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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