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May 31, 2011
City of Toronto to launch 'June is Recreation and Parks Month'
City of Toronto staff will join with members of the community to officially launch "June is Recreation and Parks Month."

Date: Wednesday, June 1
Time: 5 to 8 p.m., remarks at 5 p.m.
Place: Christie Pits Park, 740 Bloor St. W. - at the picnic shelter near the south end of the park

5:15 to 6:30 p.m. - Sharing arts DJ demonstration
6:30 to 7 p.m. - Tuna Lazos de Amistad, group of 22 singers
7 to 7:15 p.m. - Spanish dancing
7:15 to 7:30 p.m. - Tamil dancers and performers
7:30 to 8 p.m. - Fitness class

"Sharing sports and recreation" activities - 5:15 to 8 p.m.:
There will be demonstrations of cricket, basketball, canoeing, camping, soccer and gardening, as well as summer camp games, crafts, singing and Muay Thai.

June is Recreation and Parks Month was created to draw public attention to the important benefits and values of recreation to individuals, families, neighbourhoods and communities.

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation operates a wide variety of programs and facilities, including playgrounds, pools, ice surfaces, fitness centres, tennis courts, sports fields, two downhill ski facilities, five full-service golf courses, 390 hectares of parkland, and 140 community centres.

Well-structured recreation programs provide children, youth, adults, seniors and people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in physical activity that has immediate and long-term benefits.

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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