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May 3, 2011
Students to experience 'Survivor Challenge' as part of Emergency Preparedness Week
The City of Toronto in conjunction with the Toronto District School Board will hold an emergency preparedness event later this week for a group of secondary school students - specifically an overnight emergency simulation experience at their school. The Survivor Challenge event will be held at R. H. King Academy in the east end of the city on May 5 and 6.

The event is being held during Emergency Preparedness Week, May 1 to 7, which is intended to help improve public awareness of the importance of being prepared for emergencies.

Dates and times:
Event: Thursday, May 5 at 3:30 p.m. to Friday, May 6 at 8 a.m.
Photo opportunities: Thursday, May 5 between 7:30 and 8 p.m., and Friday, May 6 between 6 and 8 a.m.
Location: R. H. King Academy, 3800 St. Clair Ave. E. (St. Clair Avenue and Kingston Road)

In the Survivor Challenge, students will participate in preparedness activities and exercises, and will sleep in the school gymnasium overnight. Guest speakers from various City services and non-government organizations will speak to the students about emergency planning and survivor skills.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Media contact: Steve Johnston, Senior Communications Coordinator, 416-392-4391,

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Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator



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