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February 21, 2003
Media Advisory: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Task force celebrates new corporate partnership, enhancing community safety awards
Councillor Brad Duguid, Chair of the Task Force on Community Safety, will join
community representatives to launch the second annual Mayor's Community Safety
Awards on Monday, February 24. The launch will include an announcement of a
partnership agreement to help expand the value of the awards.

The ceremony is hosted by "Nam," an interactive life-size puppet from The
Concerned Kids - winner of one of the inaugural awards in 2002. The launch will
begin with a quick overview of the program and an announcement of the critical
information surrounding the awards.

Following the launch, the task force will host two concurrent presentations to
showcase the unique and creative practices that are being used across Toronto
to ensure safety for all Torontonians. "Theatre for Development as a Prevention
and Intervention Tool" will demonstrate a community process that uses theatre
to discuss and find solutions to neighbourhood issues. The Concerned Kids will
also present an interactive puppet show focusing on violence and gangs, and
prevention information for children.

Date: Monday, February 24

Times: Formal announcement: 12:45 p.m. Concurrent presentations: 1:30
p.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall 100 Queen St. West,

Note: Members of the awards planning group and representatives from
the presenting organizations will be available for interviews following the

Media Contact
Debbie Muldoon,
Communication Supervisor, Toronto Community and Neighbourhood Services,



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