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September 17, 2003
We Will, We Will Rock You! Rock out with Nickelback Live at Yonge-Dundas Square
September 15, 2003 - Toronto, ON - Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, an art
aficionado or are just in the mood for a rockin' party, you'll find exactly
what you're looking for in Toronto this weekend. Mayor Mel Lastman's "Toronto:
You Belong Here" Recovery Task Force invites you to rock out with Canadian
supergroup Nickelback live at Yonge-Dundas Square, get outdoors and enjoy the
crisp fall air at the Toronto Trails Festival and celebrate the kick-off of
ArtsWeek 2003, which marks the return of Canada's most exciting celebration of
the arts. Here are this week's event highlights.

Nickelback at Much: Live at Yonge-Dundas Square, September 20
International rock supergroup, Nickelback are returning to Toronto and
MuchMusic's got them. Hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos, this exclusive live
performance will be featured direct from the heart of downtown Toronto at
Yonge-Dundas Square, starting at 8 p.m. this Saturday. Nickelback will perform
tracks from their new album "The Long Road," as well as their top hits and
speak one-to-one with fans in the crowd and with audience at home via phone,
fax, email and Speaker's Corner. The event is free and open to the public. For
more information, visit

Toronto Trails Festival, September 21
Toronto is going for a walk on Sunday, September 21. Open to all Torontonians,
the Toronto Trails Festival encourages participants to discover the fun and
health benefits of hiking and walking. Come take part in one of the 17 free
guided trail walks, each hosted by an Honourary Trailblazer (Toronto City
Councillor) and a local hike leader. Explore the City's many wonderful trails
and parks and register for your chance to win one of 17 pairs of Dunham hiking
boots. Register at or call your local councillor
for more information.

The Weekend to End Breast Cancer, September 19 - 21
Join thousands of men and women in The Weekend to End Breast Cancer, a 60
kilometre walk in support of Princess Margaret Hospital. A first of its kind in
Canada, the walk will help raise funds for breast cancer research, honour lives
lost and celebrate survivors. Participants will receive coaching to accomplish
their goal of walking 60 kilometres, and camp out together over the multi-day
event. For more information or to register, call 416-815-WALK (9255), or visit

The 6th Annual Celebrating Our Children Pow Wow, September 20
It's a day for children at Dufferin Grove Park on Saturday, September 20. The
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto's 6th Annual Children's Pow Wow
will feature storytelling, dancing, drumming and craft workshops for children.
Start your day off right with the 7 a.m. Sunrise Ceremony and stay for the
native cuisine, raffles, blanket dance and family barbecue. For further
details, contact Ramona Kiyoshk at 416-969-8510 x338 or visit

ArtsWeek 2003, September 20-28
Toronto shows its artistic side from September 20 - 28 during ArtsWeek 2003.
This citywide celebration of the arts is the largest multidisciplinary,
neighbourhood-focused festival of its kind in Canada. Featuring a rare,
behind-the-scenes glimpse of the artists' creative processes, ArtsWeek 2003
showcases the arts in virtually every conceivable form. From dance, music,
theatre, visual arts, crafts, literature, film, architecture, museums and
heritage, ArtsWeek 2003 recognizes and celebrates the wealth of artistic talent
in Toronto. For more information, visit or call 416-392-6800.

The Village of Yorkville's 150th Anniversary Weekend, September 20 - 21
It's not often that you have the chance to attend a 150th anniversary, but
that's exactly what's happening in Yorkville from September 20 - 21.
Celebrating 150 years of art, culture, libations, food and shopping, Yorkville
is pulling out all the stops on its anniversary weekend. Don't miss the
festivities, including the unveiling of The Village of Yorkville Park and the
Brewtique and Tavern Tour. For details, visit

AIDS Walk Toronto, September 21
Lace up your shoes and head down to Nathan Phillips Square on September 21 for
AIDS Walk Toronto 2003. Fifteen thousand caring men, women, kids and pets of
all ages will come together to make a difference and raise pledges in support
of the AIDS Committee of Toronto. AIDS Walk 2003 is a day of fun, festivities
and hope that you won't want to miss. There is no registration fee for walkers
or teams, although all participants are encouraged to raise pledges to fight
HIV and AIDS in Toronto. Check in at 12:00 noon to start walking at 2:00 p.m.
For further information, call 416-338-0338 or 416-340-8484, ext. 263.

3rd Annual Roncesvalles Village Oktoberfest and Harvest Festival, September 20
- 21
Come celebrate fall with Roncesvalles Village! From September 20 - 21, bring
the whole family to dance a polka, tango or disco to the sounds of live Polish,
Canadian and children's music. The Roncesvalles Village Oktoberfest and Harvest
Festival experience wouldn't be complete without a taste of Polish sausage or
pierogie and visit to an Ontario wine garden. For additional details, visit or call 416-763-1932.

The Clothing Show, September 20-21
It's time for a new fall wardrobe, and there is no better place to find
gorgeous vintage and new designer finds than The Clothing Show. On Saturday,
September 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 21 from 11 a.m. to 6
p.m., the Automotive Building at Exhibition Place will be filled with
one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories, textiles, bedding, vintage records, shoes
and jewelry. Many items are priced at up to 90% off retail value! To learn
more, visit or call 416-657-2156.

Sport in the City, September 21
Kick up your heels and get ready for a day of fun at "Sport in the City" - a
public picnic and play day at Ashbridges Bay Park on Sunday September 21. From
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., come take part in sport as a form of release and play a game
of beach volleyball, soccer, flag football, softball or enjoy the kids' play
area. Everyone is invited and registration is free. Simply visit to register, qualify for door prizes and receive food and drink

Corporate partners in the "Toronto: You Belong Here" campaign include AirMiles,
McDonalds, Sears Travel, Bell Canada, VISA, Avis Rent A Car, TABIA (Toronto
Association of Business Improvement Areas), Eaton Centre, Telus Mobility, Tommy
Hilfiger, Partners Film Inc. and Toronto attractions.

Media contact:
Winnie Li, Mayor's Toronto: You Belong Here Recovery Task Force Secretariat;



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