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February 23, 2009
Toronto Mayor David Miller and Canon Canada launch Our City, Our Stories, an Urban Youth Photography project in the City's priority neighbourhoods
Mayor David Miller will be joined by Kevin Ogawa, President and CEO, Canon Canada Inc., to launch “Our City, Our Stories,” a joint City/Canon urban photography partnership project for youth.

The project, which runs through 2009 and part of 2010, includes digital photography workshops with youth in the City’s priority neighbourhoods, a contest, exhibit and published catalogue of the winning contest entries.

The launch, held at Sir Sandford Fleming Academy high school, will feature performers from the school’s steel band and dance programs. Sir Sandford Fleming Academy is one of the project’s participating community partners and the site for one of the digital photography workshops.

Date: Friday, February 27
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Sir Sandford Fleming Academy, Lawrence Heights, 50 Ameer Ave.

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