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August 12, 2007
Media Advisory Mayor David Miller proclaims International Youth Day in Toronto
City of Toronto Mayor David Miller and Toronto Police Service Deputy Chief Keith Forde will join representatives from Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Toronto Police Service, York University, Community partners and Toronto youth to celebrate International Youth Day. An initiative of the United Nations, this year’s theme is “Be seen. Be heard. Youth participation for development,” which encourages communities, cities and nations to celebrate the engagement and accomplishments of youth.

Date: TODAY - Sunday, August 12
Time: 2:30 to 3 p.m.
Location: York University, Tait McKenzie Centre, 4700 Keele St.
(enter off Steeles Ave. E. at northwest gate)

The proclamation ceremony will kick-off the finals of the annual Jane-Finch Basketball Tournament and Community Weekend, which began August 10.

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 livability for all its residents.

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



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