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February 12, 2010
Sharing Sports initiative encouraging recreation for Toronto’s diverse youth
  
With the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games happening this evening, the City of Toronto officially launched “Sharing Sports” - a Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation initiative aimed at encouraging newcomers to Toronto and other diverse Torontonians to take part in City-run sports and recreation activities.

More than 100 youth from diverse communities were invited to Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre today for an afternoon of skiing and snowboarding, giving them an opportunity to experience some of Canada’s winter sporting culture.

The Sharing Sports initiative is designed to help encourage everybody to get involved, try a sport that they may not be familiar with, be active and have fun at the same time.

“The City of Toronto wants to make sure that residents in every community have equitable access to the City's quality recreation programs and services,” said Janet Davis, Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee (Councillor, Ward 31 Beaches-East York). "We're proud to offer a wide range of recreation activities that are fun and inclusive, and to introduce participants to the benefits of life-long active living."

Today’s event was organized by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation in collaboration with AthletesCAN, Toronto Youth Cabinet and FLOW 93.5.

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:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726, pfrmedialine@toronto.ca




 

 

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