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July 10, 2008
Media Advisory - City of Toronto to re-name park in honour of 11-year-old hero
Councillor Raymond Cho (Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River) will honour Birunthan Muralitharan Nadarajah by re-naming Wharnsby Park to Birunthan Park. A special guest speaker will be Muralitharan Nadarajah, father of Birunthan.

Date: Saturday, July 12
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: former Wharnsby Park, 31 Dragonfly Cres.

On December 10, 2006, 11-year-old Birunthan Muralitharan Nadarajah heroically tried to save his friend, Kishoban Alakeswaren, who had fallen through thin ice and into the water. Both boys perished in the tragedy.

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