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June 5, 2003
Media Advisory: Medical Officer of Health launches call to action on physical activity
Dr. Sheela Basrur, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, will launch a Call to
Action on Physical Activity tomorrow, Friday, June 6 at 11 a.m. in the Members
Lounge, Toronto City Hall.

Dr. Basrur will release a Board of Health report describing an "epidemic of
inactivity" affecting Toronto's population. She will announce the formation of
a Leadership Group to promote her Call to Action platform.

Four members of the Leadership Group will join Dr. Basrur and Councillor Joe
Mihevc, Board of Health chair, at the launch:

Scott Haldane
President and Chief Executive Officer
YMCA of Greater Toronto

Frances Lankin
President and Chief Executive Officer
United Way of Greater Toronto

Ron Rock
Executive Director
East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club

Dr. Andrew Pipe
Chair, Physical Activity and Health Committee
College of Family Physicians of Canada


Date: Friday, June 6
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Members Lounge, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

Media Contact
Beverly Gibson
Toronto Public Health



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