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April 30, 2003
Go Outside the Box Activity Day - May 2
  
Working in partnership with the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the
City's Parks and Recreation and Culture Divisions are hosting a Go Outside the
Box activity day in Mel Lastman Square, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge
St., on Friday, May 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Three hundred and fifty students in grades 4 to 6 have been invited to explore,
question, and partake in the world away from their televisions and computers.
Go Outside the Box activity day offers the students an opportunity to discover
ten different physical and creative activities that they may not have thought
about or had an opportunity to try out.

The children will have 15-minute classes where they may:
· sample the sport of tennis with Tennis Ontario
· partake in a game of wheelchair basketball courtesy of Variety Village
· engage in jump rope routines with the Leamington Accu-ropers
· learn about fun in athletics, lead by the International Fun and Team
Athletics Association
· try their hand in lacrosse with First Nations lacrosse player and coach,
Delmor Jacobs.

Interspersed with the physical activities, the children are offered five
creative stations to:
* understand the importance and diversity of water in their environment and
communities through interacting with the Seeds to Forest program presented by
Flowing Waters Ceremony
* listen, discuss and participate in the Historic Fort York Fife and Drum
program
* dance, drum, sing and learn about aboriginal people and their distinct
culture with the Visiting Schools Program from the Native Canadian Centre
* interact with storyteller Adele Khoenke
* experience and understand, on stage, the intricate Chinese ethnic dance
techniques of the Echo Dance Association.

Go Outside the Box encourages students to participate in the vast array of wide
open green spaces, playgrounds, pools, water play areas and sports fields, art
galleries, museums and theatres all year round. There are programs for all
ages, abilities and interests. The City's Parks and Recreation and Culture
Divisions help make Toronto a great place to live, work and play.


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Economic Development, Culture and Tourism
416-560-8726

 

 

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