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September 15, 2011
City of Toronto to celebrate Franklin the Turtle's birthday
Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), Paulette Bourgeois (Franklin author), Brenda Clark (Franklin illustrator), and City of Toronto staff will join members of the community to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of the first Franklin the Turtle book, Franklin in the Dark. The anniversary will be marked with an unveiling of the first topiary feature of Bear, Franklin's best friend, in the Franklin Children's Garden. Festivities will also include a performance by Splash'N Boots, voted Canadian Children's Music Group of the Year, and activities led by City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation program staff.

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 12 to 3 p.m. Official remarks: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Franklin Children's Garden, Toronto Island

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