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June 5, 2009
City of Toronto renaming arena to honour hockey player Angela James
Councillor John Parker (Ward 26 Don Valley West) and other City of Toronto representatives, along with members of the community, will honour Angela James in the renaming of the former Flemingdon Arena as Angela James Arena in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the field of women’s ice hockey and her positive impact on the local community.

Date: Saturday, June 6
Time: 2 to 7 p.m., official ceremony at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Former Flemingdon Arena, 165 Grenoble Dr.

James, who will attend the event, was a resident of the Flemingdon Park neighbourhood from 1966 to 1981, where she honed her hockey skills playing shinny hockey in Flemingdon Park. She later became a star player and leading scorer on 10 Team Canada hockey teams. James was the first African-Canadian woman to be inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.

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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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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