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August 9, 2010
Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Unveiling of refurbished tennis courts in Toronto neighbourhood
  
The City is issuing this joint Media Advisory together with Tennis Canada and Rogers Communications.

WHO:
His Worship David Miller, Mayor of the City of Toronto
Michael S. Downey, President and CEO, Tennis Canada
Susan Gordon, Vice President, Marketing Services, Rogers Communications
Kids from the Doug Philpott Inner-City Children’s Tennis Fund program

WHAT:
Mayor David Miller et al. will unveil the newly refurbished tennis courts at Maple Leaf Park as part of a partnership with the Doug Philpott Inner-City Children’s Tennis Fund and Rogers Communications. Children and coaches from the program will be present to participate in tennis activities with an ATP World Tour star. A plaque presentation will be held.

WHERE:
Maple Leaf Park Tennis Courts
Located in Toronto near the Jane and Wilson intersection (south of Wilson). Take Falstaff Avenue west off of Jane and park at the Nelson A. Boylen Collegiate Institute. Walk across parking lot toward the tennis courts in the park.

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m.

About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association responsible for leading the growth, promotion and showcasing of tennis in Canada. Tennis Canada owns and operates two of the premier events on the ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tours; Rogers Cup men’s and women’s events that rotate annually between Rexall Centre in Toronto and Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. In addition, Tennis Canada owns and operates six professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports six other professional tournaments in Canada.

Tennis Canada operates national training centres at the Centre of Excellence in Toronto and at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympics Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: http://www.lovemeansnothing.ca.

About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit http://www.rogers.com

About the City of Toronto
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:
Sarah Grossman, Coordinator, Media and Communications, Tennis Canada
O: 416-650-7922, C: 416-509-9694, sgrossman@tenniscanada.com

Angela Volpe, Communications Specialist, Rogers Communications
O: 416-935-5663, Angela.Volpe@rci.rogers.com

Jane Scarffe, Communications & Marketing Consultant, City of Toronto, 416-397-4062, jscarffe@toronto.ca


 

 

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