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December 8, 2000
City of Toronto recognizes community contributions in 2000
  
In partnership with Our Millennium, the City of Toronto will honour the
contribution of local groups toward stronger and better communities in our city
at the Toronto Millennium Stars awards presentation. The event will be held in
the Members' Lounge at City Hall (third floor) on Wednesday, December 13,
starting at 7 p.m.

Our Millennium is an exciting national initiative that invites Canadians to
celebrate the millennium by starting special projects for their communities.
More than 4.4 million people across the country have come together to mark our
passage through the year 2000 and have registered more than 5,000 projects at
www.ourmillennium.ca. The Our Millennium Web site will become a significant
legacy of Canada's millennium year as the first-ever electronic acquisition of
the National Archives.

The City of Toronto created the Toronto Millennium Stars contest to encourage
Toronto residents to be part of this national legacy by making a difference in
their communities. To enter the contest, Toronto groups had to register their
community projects on the Our Millennium Web site before December 1, 2000. The
Toronto Steering Committee selected 20 exceptional projects from more than 370
entries in 10 categories.

Following a reception, with live music by the Mark Sepic Trio, the Toronto
Millennium Stars awards presentation begins at 7 p.m. Prominent members of the
following community organizations and sponsors of Our Millennium will present
the awards: Millennium Bureau of Canada, National Strategy on Community Safety
and Crime Prevention, Rogers Television, The Co-operators, Toronto Community
Foundation and Toronto District School Board. A video presentation featuring
interviews with the winning groups will tell the story of each of these
exceptional projects.


Toronto Millennium Stars contest winners

Care and Support Category
· Cole Family for "Cole Kids Packs" (Contact: Mara Cole 416-466-3535)
· Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women for "Women Celebrating the
Millennium in Jane/Finch (Contact: Shashi Puri 416-663-2978 )

Safety Category
· Swansea Millennium Playground Committee for "Swansea Millennium Playground"
(Contact: Sarah Doucette 416-769-1442)

Heritage Category
· Hughes Public School for "Hughes Public School 1912 - 2000, Celebrating Our
History" (Contact: Leslie Moody 416-393-9200)
· Toronto District School Board for "School Days: Oral History Project"
(Contact: Barbara Camm 416-922-1130)

Learning Category
· Dublin Heights Elementary and Middle School for "Towards Global
Citizenship" (Contact: Steve Smith 416-395-2360)

Connections Category
· 508th Brownie Unit for "Brownies Gift to the Millennium"
(Contact: Lori Harper 416-232-0959)
· Jones Avenue Adult New Canadian Centre for "IFI 2000 Parkette and
Landscaping" (Contact: Valentin Vygovski 416-393-9645)

Global Citizenship Category
· Canadian Women's March Committee and Low Income Families Together for "World
March of Women in the Year 2000" (Contact: Pam Kapoor 416-482-4460; Josephine
Grey 416-597-9400)

Environment Category
· Foodshare Toronto - Toronto Community Garden Network for "Growing Community
Gardeners" (Contact: Laura Berman 416-392-1668)
· Waterfront Trail Artists for "The Flight of the Passenger Pigeons"
(Contact: Wendy Lilly 416-259-9597)
· Jackman Avenue Junior Public School for the "Jackman Community Learning
Garden" (Contact: Jane Fletcher 416-393-9710)

Recreation Category
· Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club for "Millennium Ballhockey Tournament"
(Contact: Tony Puopolo 416-536-4102)

Arts and Culture Category
· McMurrich Junior Public School for "Millennium 2000 Art Project"
(Contact: Ottlie Mason 416-461-2844)
· First Night Toronto for "Share the Light, Ignite the Spirit!"
(Contact: Marilyn Hamilton 416-362-3692)
· South Riverdale Lives and Legends for "South Riverdale Lives and Legends"
(Contact: Liz Bosma 416-462-0496 x 25)

Youth and Children Category
· The Concerned Kids Charity of Toronto for "Communicating Through Puppetry -
Bereavement" (Contact: Joyce Attis 416-636-1656)
· Foodshare Toronto for "Focus on Food Youth Community Service Program"
(Contact: Zahra Parvinian 416-363-6441 x33)
· Youth 2 Work for "Youth 2 Work Project" (Contact: 416-968-0650 x8501)
· Metro Network for Social Justice for "Youth Activist Fair" (Contact:
416-691-9993)


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