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June 21, 2007
Media Advisory: Residents raise rainbow flag, celebrate Pride Week at long-term care home
  
On Friday, June 22 residents of Fudger House, a Toronto Home for the Aged, will raise a rainbow flag to celebrate Pride Week. The Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Toronto Councillors Pam McConnell (Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) and Kyle Rae (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) will join special guest, Russell Alldread (a.k.a. Michelle DuBarry) the 2007 Pride Parade Grand Marshal, residents, local clergy, members of the Senior Pride Network, staff and community organizations, at this celebration.

The celebration will also include a BBQ lunch, entertainment, and an opportunity for residents and guests to celebrate Fudger House and its residents of all cultures, faiths and sexual orientations.

Date: Friday, June 22
Times: Flag-raising: 11:45 a.m.
BBQ celebration: noon
Location: Fudger House, 439 Sherbourne St.

Toronto Homes for the Aged is committed to providing care and services that respect, support and enable every resident to have the highest level of independence and quality of life. Connections with our neighbours and the surrounding community play a major part in making this vision a reality for the residents who call our homes home. In keeping with this commitment, Fudger House has developed a gay-positive culture, with services for residents who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender or two-spirited.

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:
Cheryl San Juan, Communication, Toronto Social Development, Finance and Administration, 416-392-5349, 416-528-1800 (cell)


 

 

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