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June 7, 2012
Councillors support the Toronto Challenge's new ambassador program
Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2 Etobicoke North), Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21 St. Paul's) and Councillor Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches-East York) will join Toronto Challenge ambassadors and Nick Ametrano, Vice-President of, the event's presenting sponsor, to officially launch the Toronto Challenge today. The Toronto Challenge is an annual fundraising event for the City of Toronto's 10 Long-Term Care Homes.

Date: Thursday, June 7
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

As part of this year's event, Councillor Ford, Councillor Mihevc and Councillor Davis have set a special "challenge" to the three ambassadors who will be representing the City's Long-Term Care Homes in their wards. The ambassadors are Carol Robson from Kipling Acres, Shirley Cristina from True Davidson Acres and Doug Stuart from Castleview Wychwood Towers. The ambassadors are either residents or volunteers who have chosen to take part in this year's Toronto Challenge.

The public can support their efforts by making a donation directly to the home they represent:
• To donate to Carol Robson call Kipling Acres on 416-392-2300
• To donate to Shirley Cristina call True Davidson Acres on 416-397-0400
• To donate to Doug Stuart call Castleview Wychwood Towers on 416-392-5700.

More than 60 homes and community organizations have registered to participating in this year's Toronto Challenge. More information is available at

The Toronto Challenge, presented by, is an annual City of Toronto fundraising event for long-term care homes and community agencies that provide services and support to Toronto seniors. For 21 years, this inspiring event (which includes a 5k run, a 5k walk and 1k walk) has brought together people of all ages and backgrounds to enhance the quality of life for those in need across the city. Last year, thousands of participants raised more than half a million dollars.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 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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