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April 28, 2008
Media Advisory - Mayor David Miller joins paralympic heroes to launch new accessible sports initiative
Mayor David Miller, Councillor Adrian Heaps, Chair of the Disabilities Issues Committee and representatives of the City of Toronto's Parks Forestry and Recreation Division will join Karen Pitre, Chair of Toronto Sports Council; Rick Watters, Commodore, Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario; 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, April 30
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Demonstrations of sledge ball hockey, boccia, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, handcycling and wheelchair racing will be featured along with a gliding simulator and an accessible sailing display. 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 TASC 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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