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June 23, 2010
Toronto Young Ambassadors welcome youth from around the world
Thirty-five Toronto Young Ambassadors representing the City of Toronto will be given the opportunity to welcome and interact with youth from the G-20 countries attending the MY SUMMIT- the official G-8/G-20 international youth summit. Canada is co-hosting MY SUMMIT 2010 with Global Vision and the G-20 portion is being held in Toronto from June 26 to 27.

The Toronto Young Ambassadors will be participating in a series of pre-events leading up to the summit in Toronto, including the Young Economic Leaders Panel, which is being hosted by the City of Toronto. Media are invited to attend this event.

Young Economic Leaders Panel
Date: Friday, June 25
Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Academy of Spherical Arts (La Belle Epoque room), 1 Snooker St., Toronto
Panellists: Vincent Cheung, "Founder, CEO & Janitor" of Shape Collage (digital media software company); Assaf Weisz, Executive Director, Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada; and Lauren Friese, Founder of Talent Egg (Generation Y recruiting agency)

Media will have the opportunity to interview the panellists and Toronto Young Ambassadors at 5:30 p.m.

The Toronto Young Ambassadors were selected by the Toronto Youth Cabinet to represent the city and to showcase Toronto to the MY SUMMIT delegation. The 35 ambassadors are between the ages of 18 and 24 and are from a diverse group of young people, representing students, community workers, entrepreneurs and the City's priority neighbourhoods.

The MY SUMMIT 2010 delegation comprises university-level youth chosen by the G-20 countries to come to Toronto and attend the summit. Youth delegates will be on site at the G-20 Summit to observe the summit process and engage in discussions on economic themes. To find out more information about the MY SUMMIT, 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 contacts:
Katherine Roos, Economic Development and Culture, 416-395-7474 (office), 416-668-7810 (cell),
Nrinder Nann, Social Development, Finance & Administration, 416-392-0103 (office), 647-567-6949 (cell),



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