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June 19, 2007
Media Advisory: Sunrise Ceremony and Flag-raising for National Aboriginal Day
Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the City of Toronto Aboriginal Affairs Committee will join members of the aboriginal community and the public in a sunrise ceremony followed by a flag-raising to mark National Aboriginal Day.

Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 5:30 a.m.
Location: Podium Roof, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

National Aboriginal Day - June 21 - was declared by the Government of Canada in 1996 to celebrate the contribution of Aboriginal peoples to Canadian society as Canada’s first peoples and to recognize their different cultures.

Flags to be raised include those of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Métis Nation, and Nunavut, the first aboriginal Territory in Canada. For information on National Aboriginal Day events visit and click on the link to National Aboriginal Day.

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 contacts:
Mae Maracle, Strategic and Corporate Policy Division, City Manager's Office, 416-392-5583
Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair, Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee, 416-392-4060
Idalina Lima Matias, Protocol Services, 416-392-6745



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