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July 18, 2007
Media Advisory Toronto Crime Stoppers BMX Bike Showcase
City representatives of from Parks, Forestry and Recreation will join the Toronto Police Traffic Safety Unit, Toronto Crime Stoppers, the Argos Foundation Stop the Violence and members of the community for a demonstration of bicycle tricks, activities and safety seminars at Toronto’s BMX Bike park.

Date: Thursday, July 19
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Wallace Emerson Park
1260 Dufferin St. (south of Dupont St.)

The Showcase offers seminars on: healthy lifestyle-using your bike for fun, bicycle safety, bicycle theft prevention, registration of bicycles with the police and the reporting of suspect pawn shops anonymously to Crime Stoppers. The Z103.5 FM Events Vehicle will be broadcasting from the showcase starting at 10 a.m. The park features a 500-foot single track trail and pump track. Freestyle area has ramps on a cement pad.

Members of the Toronto Police Traffic Safety Unit will speak on the importance of wearing a helmet and demonstrate how trauma could be suffered if a person is not wearing a helmet. Former ‘Bicycle Bandit’ Michael Flaxman will speak on ‘Root causes of bicycle theft: drug addiction’. Bicycle tricks will be demonstrated by Toronto’s top BMX riders Chris Silva and Jamie Burk. Members of the Argos Foundation Stop the Violence will be priming some of the 56 ramps for future artwork by Toronto youth, to be transported to the Grey Cup.

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



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