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March 4, 2008
Media Advisory - Mayor David Miller joins paralympic heroes to announce new accessible sports initiative
Mayor David Miller and Brenda Librecz, General Manager, Parks Forestry and Recreation will join Karen Pitre, chair of Toronto Sports Council and Paul Rosen, Canadian paralympic sledge hockey athlete, to launch the Toronto Accessible Sports Council (TASC) that will help build access and equity through sport for people with disabilities.

Date: Wednesday, March 5
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Demonstrations of sledge hockey, wheelchair curling, basketball, tennis and handcycling will be featured along with a display of adapted sailing and gliding. The event will also highlight opportunities for organizations and people with disabilities to get involved with TASC to support the future development of accessible sports in Toronto. Parks, Forestry and Recreation is a partner in the Toronto Accessible Sports Council initiative.

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



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