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May 13, 2002
Mayor Lastman declares Blue and White Day: Calls on Toronto to show their support for our Toronto Maple Leafs
  
Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman today declared Tuesday, May 14, 2002, Blue and White
Day in Toronto.

"I am calling on everyone who works or lives in Toronto to wear the colours
blue and white tomorrow," said Mayor Mel Lastman. "Let's show the world that
everyone in Toronto supports our Maple Leafs and their drive for the Stanley
Cup.

"I have never seen anything like this. The heart, the determination, the
courage! We will win game seven. We all want the Stanley Cup to come back to
Toronto, the hockey capital of the world."

Lastman is calling on business leaders and teachers to show their civic pride
and encourage workers and students alike to wear their blue and white. Lastman
also wants the lucky fans with tickets to Tuesday's game to wear blue and white
to the Air Canada Centre.

"Anytime an Ottawa Senator goes anywhere in our city on Tuesday, to their
hotel, a walk on the street, on their bus to the Air Canada Centre, I want them
to have to see blue and white," said Lastman. "Let's intimidate them and send
them a message: all 2.5 million of us are behind our Maple Leafs!

"Let's make sure Cujo, Roberts, Domi and all the Leafs know we are behind them
100 per cent," said Lastman.


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