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July 13, 1998
Toronto Parks and Recreation Invites Everyone to "Take a Hike"
Get out your walking shoes and take a hike in a Toronto Park to celebrate
Canada's Parks Day on Saturday, July 18.
To mark this day, the City of Toronto's Parks and Recreation Division is
organizing several events to promote awareness and appreciation of Toronto's

The three main locations are:

Rouge Park
Pearse House Conservation Centre
1749 Meadowvale Road
6:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(tree plantings, nature walks, children's activities, music)

Colonel Sam Smith Park
Lakeshore Boulevard & Kipling Avenue
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(heritage walks, electrofishing demos, environmental displays)

Humber Arboretum
Humber College
North Campus
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(nature walks, tree plantings, children's activities)

In addition to the three major events, there are a number of other activities
taking place on this day to celebrate Canada's Parks Day in Toronto.

The Canadian Parks Partnership coordinates "Take a Hike" as part of Canada's
Parks Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness and support for parks
across Canada.

For more information about "Take a Hike", call the city's Parks and Recreation
Division at (416) 392-8186.

Media Contact
Jack Brown
Parks and Recreation Division
City of Toronto
(416) 392-8704



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