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June 7, 2002
Homer and Bart take the Nissan Toronto Challenge to raise some "doh"
  
On Sunday, June 9, Homer, the official pace camel, and Bart, the official pace
pony (well, he's actually a miniature horse), will lead the 1K walk at the
Nissan Toronto Challenge to raise some "doh" for Toronto seniors.

Councillor Olivia Chow, new Chair of the Community Services Committee, will try
her hand at riding Homer and will lead the 1K walk. And for more ambitious
athletes, the Challenge offers a 5K run and 5K walk.

The Nissan Toronto Challenge is entering its second decade of supporting
Toronto seniors. And seniors themselves are stepping up to help. This year, two
103-year-olds have registered for the 1K walk! Also, over 60 community agencies
have signed on to raise funds for their own organizations.

The event starts at 9 a.m. with an aerobic warm-up at Metro Hall, 55 John St.,
and the rest of the morning is filled with fun activities for the whole family.

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
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/challenge.

Date: Sunday, June 9
Key Times: Aerobics warm-up and pace critter 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)


Media Contact
Media contact:
Cheryl San Juan, Promotion and Communication Officer,
416-392-5349

 

 

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