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June 6, 2003
Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: See the stars at the Nissan Toronto Challenge
Thousands of people are expected to participate in the 12th annual Nissan
Toronto Challenge on Sunday, June 8, and show Toronto seniors that they care.
Participants can sign up for a 5k run, 5k walk or 1k leisure walk to help raise
funds for residents of Toronto Homes for the Aged and other seniors living in

Councillor Olivia Chow (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina), Chair of the Community
Services Committee, will help lead the 1k walkers to the finish line. Joining
Councillor Chow will be our "official pace people," the "Stars on Tap," a dance
group of seven seniors who will be kicking up their heels in support. The
youngest member of the group is 63 years old, while the oldest is 73 years old.

This year, the Nissan Toronto Challenge is highlighting healthy seniors in our
community who are getting involved to support seniors in our homes for the
aged. This event is truly an event for all ages and encourages the community to
get involved. We already have a 98-year-old senior and a 14-month-old junior
registered for the 1k walk. Also, over 55 community agencies have signed on to
raise funds for their own organizations, making this Challenge a true community
event for the whole family.

Date: Sunday, June 8, 2003

Key Times: Aerobics warm-up: 9 a.m.
Race start: 9:30 a.m.
Award presentation: 10:30 a.m. (approximate)

Location: Metro Hall and surrounding areas
(corner of King and John Streets)

The Nissan Toronto Challenge is co-hosted by the Toronto Homes for the Aged and
the Nissan Canada Foundation. For more information or to register.,
call the Challenge Hotline at 416-392-8911 or visit us at

Media Contact
Cheryl San Juan
City of Toronto Promotion and Communication Officer



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