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June 13, 2000
St. Lawrence Market Celebrates Father's Day Weekend
  
The St. Lawrence Market will be sponsoring the "Run for Dad" Father's Day run
for prostate cancer on Friday June 16 starting at 7 p.m. at Jarvis St. and The
Esplanade.

Runners and walkers can choose from a 5 or 10 km course, and are encouraged to
pre-register at any Running Room store until Thursday or at the South Market
(lower Market St. entrance) between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. the day of the run.
Anyone who raises pledges for The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada
will be eligible to win the grand prize of a pair of tickets to any North
American destination Air Canada flys.

See Spot Run will play at the post-run party and free concert starting at 8
p.m. Everyone is welcome. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will
take place inside the North Market.

Father's Day weekend events continue on Saturday June 17th with the St.
Lawrence Neighbourhood Community Picnic at 9 a.m., at David Crombie Park
(Jarvis and The Esplanade), sponsored by the St. Lawrence Market. There will be
lots of fun activities for families, including live entertainment, dunk tanks,
and free wagon rides.

At 3 p.m., Councillor Kyle Rae will dedicate new street signs, identifying the
St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood as a unique community in the City of Toronto,
followed at 4 p.m. by a children's parade, starting at The Esplanade and Market
St., continuing to the community centre on The Esplanade.

For the first time in its history, the St. Lawrence Market will open on
Saturday July 1, Canada Day. The Farmer's Market and South Market will be open
from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The St. Lawrence Market is located at Front and Jarvis Streets. For more
information on this and other events at the market visit their Web site at http://www.stlawrencemarket.com.


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