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May 14, 2007
Media Advisory: Doug Gilmour challenges 74-year-old on his “turf”
The 16th annual Toronto Challenge, presented by, a 5K run, 5K walk and 1K walk to support seniors, will be held on Sunday, June 10. Two participants in particular are busy training for event day.

A friendly rivalry began two years ago when hockey icon Doug Gilmour ran against, and lost to, Richard Graves, an avid runner in his early 70’s. Last year, Gilmour won by a little over a minute, setting up this year’s tie-breaking challenge at the 5K race.

Since Graves is comfortable on the pavement and Gilmour is at home on the ice, Gilmour invited Graves to a pre-event challenge on his “turf.” Both men will strap on skates and go head-to-head in
a friendly race to the finish line. Toronto Councillor Janet Davis, Vice-Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee will be on hand to referee the race.

Date: Wednesday, May 16
Key Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: East York Arena, 888 Cosburn Ave. (Woodbine and O’Connor)

Note: Media welcome to bring their skates.

The Toronto Challenge, presented by, is expected to raise over $400,000 to enhance the lives of residents in Toronto Homes for the Aged, and also to support over 50 community groups serving seniors across Toronto.

For further information about the Toronto Challenge, presented by, call 416-392-8911 or visit:

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, Promotion and Communications Officer, Social Development, Finance & Administration, 416-392-5349, 416-528-1800 (cell on event day)



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