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May 12, 2010
Torontonians take part in 19 activities to get ready for 19th annual Toronto Challenge presented by MonsterMortgage.ca
  
Today at Metro Hall, people of all ages participated in “19 Activities for 19 Years” to kick off fundraising for the upcoming Toronto Challenge, presented by MonsterMortgage.ca. They tried 19 fun physical activities - including cheerleading, wheelchair exercises, hula-hooping and bocce ball - to celebrate 19 years of the annual Toronto Challenge.

This year's run/walk will be held on Sunday, June 13 to raise money to help enhance the quality of life for seniors served by various community agencies, long-term care homes and the City’s own Long-Term Care Homes and Services division.

Councillor Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches-East York), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, and Nick Ametrano, Vice-President, MonsterMortgage.ca, encouraged everyone to celebrate their ability and enhance support for seniors’ programs. Representatives from about 50 community agencies will be participating in the fundraiser on June 13.

"Over the years, the Toronto Challenge has raised a lot of money for seniors’ programs and long-term care homes and services in Toronto," said Councillor Davis. "But with the energy here today, I know that the 19th annual Toronto Challenge will outshine everything we’ve done before. If we take the enthusiasm from the kickoff and encourage everyone to register, raise money or volunteer in this year’s event, we will do great things for seniors in our community.”

The Toronto Challenge, presented by MonsterMortgage.ca, is the premier fundraising event for seniors in Toronto. The event is taking place on Sunday, June 13 at Metro Hall, 55 John St., and will feature the MonsterMortgage.ca 5k run, the Nissan Canada Foundation 5k walk and a 1k fun walk. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a chance to win prizes.

All funds raised go directly to non-profit organizations that support seniors, including the City's own long-term care homes and community based programs. The funds go a long way in enhancing seniors’ quality of life by supporting community outings for residents of long-term care homes, recreation and entertainment activities, community programs, large print books and much more.

Registration is available online at http://www.toronto.ca/challenge.

More information is available by calling 416-392-8911.

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:
Alexandra Keilty, Senior Coordinator, Promotions and Communications, City of Toronto, 647-637-7258, akeilty@toronto.ca




 

 

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