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July 4, 2007
Mid-Scarborough Community Recreation Centre launches soccer program
Councillor Adrian Heaps (Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest), representatives of City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Lena Demarco with The Bell Community Sports Fund, and members of the community will launch the Mid-Scarborough CRC Soccer Program and formally recognize the receipt of a Bell Community Sport Fund Grant.

Date: Thursday, July 5
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Mid-Scarborough CRC, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E.

The event will mark the launch of a soccer program at Mid-Scarborough CRC with capacity for 180 participants in the winter and 180 participants in the spring. The soccer program will be safe, fun, and promote sport excellence while emphasizing team work and the basics of soccer. The goal is to provide an accessible program that will encourage inclusion among Toronto’s diverse economic and ethnic communities.

The program is financially supported by the Bell Community Sport Fund. It is an annual $1 million fund that distributes grants to support accessibility to community-based sport programs for youth across Canada. Bell representative Lena Demarco, will announce this year’s grants and discuss the significant growth of the fund in 2007.

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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