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June 30, 2010
Canada Day celebration to feature Olympians, family fun, concerts and fireworks
The Canada Day celebration at Toronto's Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge St.) will begin at 5 p.m. on July 1. The free celebration will feature appearances by Canadian Olympic speed-skating gold medalists Charles and Francois Hamelin, team Canada women's hockey player and gold medalist Vicky Sunohara, and speed skater and 2010 Olympic medalist Kristina Groves.

To promote a healthy, active lifestyle for kids, activity station games will provide fun for the whole family, with a KidSport fundraiser barbecue at 6 p.m. and the Wonder+ 100-Metre Canada Day Dash at 7 p.m.

A performance by 2010 Juno Award winning Aboriginal roots rock band Digging Roots will begin at 8 p.m., followed by a performance by Juno-nominated funk/soul band God Made Me Funky. The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks show.

For more information, the public can call 311 or visit

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Natasha Emery, Economic Development & Culture, City of Toronto, 416-395-7392,



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