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June 6, 2003
Toronto celebrates Canadian Rivers Day for the first time
On June 8, thousands of Canadians will be celebrating Canadian Rivers Day at
hundreds of events, in many communities. In Toronto, the celebration hosted by
the City of Toronto, the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, the Ontario
Recreational Canoe Association and Canoe Ontario will take place in Sir Casimir
Gzowski Park, at the mouth of the Humber River-the first river in Toronto to be
federally designated as a Canadian Heritage River for its outstanding and
diverse heritage and recreational values.

The celebration includes a whole host of fun-filled activities including;
fishing, fly casting, canoe safety courses, guided hikes, bicycle tours and
environmental displays and demonstrations. The activities will take place from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., when Native drummers will
meet members of a flotilla and escort them to the stage area. Professor, Kirk
Wipper will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Sir Casimir Gzowski Park is located off Lakeshore Blvd., just East of the
Humber Bay pedestrian bridge, allowing easy access by bike trail, TTC or car.

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