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May 23, 2002
New Media Week features exciting events
Economic Development - The City of Toronto's Economic Development
Division is proud to support New Media Week, a national initiative designed to
create awareness of Canada's new media industry and to help promote the
companies and people who have helped the industry grow.

New media includes services and products that combine video, audio, graphic and
text and are distributed through the Web or by traditional means. Toronto's new
media companies employ approximately 8,000 people and their total commercial
output is estimated to be more than one billion dollars annually.

Below is a partial list of New Media Week events in Toronto from May 24 to 30.
For more information, visit the Web site

e-Literacy: On Target
Friday, May 24
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel
535 Bay St.
A conference on education and training for people interested in new media

Canadian New Media Awards
Monday, May 27
7:30 p.m.
Bluma Appel Theatre
27 Front St. E.
An award show to recognize new media companies and individuals in twelve

There are five finalists in each category and the winners will be announced at
the awards show.

Making IT Work for Volunteers
Wednesday, May 29
8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Gala Dinner 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Thursday, May 30
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Centennial College and Residence Centre
940 Progress Ave.
A partnership initiative between the Information Technology Association of
Canada for Ontario and the Ministry of Citizenship of the Ontario government to
create opportunities for the high-tech and voluntary sectors to work together.
The Honourable Arcal De Faria, the Minister of Citizenship, will launch phase
two of the Web site at the Gala Dinner.

Wednesday, May 29
4 p.m. to midnight
Toronto Carpet Factory
77 Mowat Ave. (King Street West and Dufferin Street)
A national IT event that brings together industry professionals and
entrepreneurial youth to celebrate the innovative spirit by revealing Canadian

Media Contact
Media contacts:
Brenda Librecz, Managing Director, Economic Development Culture and Tourism
Carrie Parent High Road Communications
416-368-8348, ext. 264



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