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June 18, 2002
400 Volunteers Help Celebrate Toronto
  
TORONTO, ONTARIO - For the 2002 Celebrate Toronto Street Festival presented by Shoppers Drug Mart close to 400 volunteers, ranging in age from 16 to 65, commit more than 2300 volunteer hours to help transform the city's famous Yonge Street into five fabulous festival sites on the weekend of July 5, 6, and 7, 2002.

This team of volunteers freely give their time, energy and talents, filling key guest service positions at the year-round calendar of events produced by the City of Toronto. Their contribution and enthusiasm reflects the warm community spirit at the core of all City produced festivals. From service clubs to cultural groups, every year thousands of volunteers come together to celebrate their city and actively participate in their neighbourhood.

For Celebrate Toronto Street Festival 2002 Toronto Special Events is proud to receive the invaluable support of the IOF Foresters, CultureLink, Buddha's Light International Association of Toronto, NCA Canada, Scouts Canada-Greater Toronto Region and Montage Support Services.

Volunteer veterans, the IOF Foresters have dedicated thousands of hours in support of the year-round events produced by the City of Toronto. They have been part of the volunteer roster since day one!
" Volunteering for the Toronto Street Festival is both fun and rewarding. We're thrilled to be back for our fifth year!" said Kathleen Dionne, Team Leader, Foresters and Toronto Street Festival Volunteer. "The Street Festival is one of many activities Foresters members support because we believe in giving back to our community."

The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival presented by Shoppers Drug Mart transforms five intersections along Toronto's famous Yonge Street - the longest street in the world -into fabulous festival sites featuring 500,000 square feet of free entertainment, 12 stages, 1250 performers and more than 750 things to see and do!

The Festival's Opening Ceremonies takes place at Yonge and Eglinton on Friday, July 5, 8 - 11 p.m. The festival continues at all five sites along Yonge Street at Dundas, Bloor, St. Clair, Eglinton and Lawrence on Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday, July 7, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (with the exception of the Lawrence site which opens daily at 10 a.m.) The TTC Family Day Pass, usually only available on Sundays, will be offered on both Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 during the Festival.

Admission to the festival is free so everyone can get their feet on Yonge Street and Celebrate Toronto!

For more information call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or check out http://www.city.toronto.on.c a/special_events.


Media Contacts:
Aretha Phillip
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7381
aphilli@city.toronto.on.ca

Kimberly Bain
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7411
kbain@city.toronto.on.ca


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