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February 11, 2010
City of Toronto to celebrate Canadian winter sports with “Sharing Sports” event at Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre
Over 100 youth from diverse communities will join Councillor Janet Davis, Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee (Ward 31 Beaches-East York) and other City representatives for an afternoon of skiing and snowboarding to experience the varied sporting culture of Canada. The initiative, called “Sharing Sports,” is aimed at welcoming and encouraging newcomers and diverse groups to take part in sports and recreation activities.

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 12:30 - 6:30 p.m. (official ceremony at 1 p.m.)
Location: Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre, 4169 Bathurst St.

Participants will be available before and after the official ceremony for media interviews and photos.

The event is 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,



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