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June 16, 2008
Media Advisory - City of Toronto celebrates National Aboriginal Day
The 14th annual National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated on June 21. The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee host a number of events leading up to National Aboriginal Day.

On display to June 21
Art Show, City Hall rotunda 100 Queen St. W.,
presented by the Métis Artists' Collective

June 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Arts and Crafts Fair on Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.
Featuring the music of Big Feather (Native Child and Family Services) and rapper Wabs Whitebird.

June 20
Panel discussion “Role of media in communicating Aboriginal Issues”, Law Society of Upper Canada,
130 Queen St. W. (contact Marisha Roman 416-947-3989)

June 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Traditional teaching and storytelling, Savanna Picnic Site, Toronto Zoo,
361A Old Finch Rd., Scarborough

June 21, 5:30 a.m.
Sunrise ceremony and flag raising podium roof top, City Hall,
100 Queen St. W.

June 21
Buffalo Jump parade leaves 9 a.m. from southwest corner of City Hall,
100 Queen St. W.

June 21, noon
Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow, Wells Hill Park (Bathurst and St. Clair) Grand Entry is at noon.

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: Mae Maracle, City Manager's Office, 416 392-5583,



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