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October 10, 2000
Media Advisory - Fort Rouillé re-dedication ceremony
Members of the media are invited to the re-dedication of Fort Rouillé on
October 12 to celebrate the year 2000 and our shared history. The ceremony will
include special performances by Toronto students, the planting of a maple tree
and an Ojibway blessing.

Fort Rouillé was Toronto's last French trading post (1750-1759) and remains an
important archeological site relating to the history of Toronto's First Nations
people, the first French settlers and the founding of the British community.

"This initiative recognizes the significant social, cultural and economic
contribution of the First Nations people," said Daniel LaForme, Chief of the
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

Date: October 12, 2000
Time: 11:15 a.m. to noon
Location: Fort Rouillé (Exhibition Place grounds) -- South of
Horticulture building next to Bandshell.

The re-dedication of Fort Rouillé is a millennium project of the Toronto
District School Board, City of Toronto, and the Learnxs Foundation. With the
generous support and collaboration of the Board of Governors of Exhibition
Place, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Laidlaw Transit/Education
Services and the Société d'histoire de Toronto.

Media Contact
City of Toronto Millennium Office



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