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July 25, 2007
Slide-A-Thon raises water safety awareness
Aquatics staff with City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation will participate in a non-stop Slide-A-Thon to raise awareness for the Lifesaving Society’s Water Smart® Drowning Prevention initiative.

Date: Friday, July 27
Time: noon to midnight
Location: Northwood Outdoor Pool
15 Clubhouse Crt. (Sheppard Ave., between Jane and Keele Streets)

A total of 150 lifeguards and aquatics instructors will participate in the event with eight to 10 participants continuously sliding into the pool for a total of 12 hours. Members of the public are welcome to attend to cheer on the participants and enjoy a community barbecue.

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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