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August 27, 1998
Safety Day at CNE Set for September 2
Toronto City Councillors Rob Davis and Brad Duguid, co-chairs of the Toronto
Task Force on Community Safety, invite the public to find out all about
community safety and have fun at the same time next Wednesday, September 2,

The Task Force will be hosting "Safety Day" at the Canadian National Exhibition
on that day. Several community groups and city departments such as Public
Health, Fire and the Toronto Police will have displays and demonstrations
illustrating important safety tips and procedures to make our city safer.

The Community Corner stage, which seats 800, will feature a range of acts with
a community safety and anti-violence theme including: the Positive Rap
Coalition, an organization which uses hip-pop and rap to present positive
messages on "stopping the violence;" self-defence demonstrations from Wen-Do
Women's Self-Defence and the Parkdale Community Focus Game, a children's game
with a drug abuse prevention message.

Toronto's Cycling Ambassadors are being featured during "Safety Day" and will
perform skits and demonstrations on road safety issues.

Several thousand people are expected to attend the activities throughout the
day. The CNE attracts 1.5 million people every year, many of whom reside in

The Task Force on Community Safety was set up by Toronto City Council in
January 1998 to develop a comprehensive and coordinated strategy to make
Toronto a world leader in community-based crime prevention.

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Media Relations
City of Toronto
(416) 397-5272



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