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June 20, 2008
Media Advisory - City of Toronto hosts international Go Skateboarding Day at Ellesmere Skateboard Park
The City of Toronto and Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre) will host a public skateboarding event in celebration of international Go Skateboarding Day.

Date: Saturday June 21 (rain date Sunday, June 22)
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (opening remarks at 11 a.m.)
Location: Ellesmere Skateboard Park, 20 Canadian Rd.

To celebrate the spirit of the sport, the event will feature demonstrations by local skateboarders, competitions, open skateboarding times, a skateboard video premiere, barbecue, music, and community displays from Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Toronto Police Services. Skateboard helmets are mandatory for the event.

Admission is free. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the local Food Bank. A donation entitles the donor to enter a raffle and receive a free hotdog and soft drink.

For information on Go Skateboarding Day, visit:

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. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact: Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726,



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