Bay Street Relay on August 25 During Trans Canada Trail Relay 2000 Visit to Toronto|
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Millennium Office - The highlight of the Trans Canada Trail Relay
2000's visit to Toronto will be a relay on Friday, August 25. The Bay Street
Relay will begin at the foot of Bay Street and Queen's Quay at 11:45 a.m., and
travel northbound to Nathan Phillips Square.
At 12:30 p.m. Councillor Chris Korwin-Kuczynski, Chair of the City of Toronto's
Millennium Task Force, will officially welcome Relay 2000 to Toronto in a
ceremony on Nathan Phillips Square. A Book of Communities, which contains the
signatures of dignitaries who have welcomed Relay 2000 in over 800 communities
across Canada, will be signed during the ceremony.
From noon to 2 p.m., Nathan Phillips Square will host A Celebration of Trails,
featuring a variety of exhibits and activities. Members of the public can test
their physical ability on a climbing wall and enjoy a game of mini-basketball
or mini-soccer, courtesy of the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid Office, and record
their impressions of the Trans Canada Trail at the Ivory Soap Box. The Puentes
Brothers, a traditional Cuban dance group, will provide musical entertainment.
Bay Street Relay participants include Olympic gold medallist Mark Tewksbury,
World Wrestling Federation stars Val Venus and Trish Stratus, rap artist
Maestro, Relay 2000 sponsors and Toronto area politicians, who will relay water
drawn from the Arctic and Pacific Oceans.
The Trans Canada Trail Relay 2000 will continue at 2:20 p.m. from the foot of
Jarvis Street and travel east along the Waterfront Trail, reaching Kew Gardens
at 4:16 p.m. where a barbecue is planned at the Beach Boathouse. Relay 2000
leaves Toronto on Saturday, August 26 at 10:05 a.m.
The week of August 21 to 25 has been proclaimed Trans Canada Week in Toronto.
For more information on the Trans Canada Trail Relay 2000, visit http://www.tctrail.ca