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May 12, 2009
Putting some pep in their step: Toronto seniors get warmed up for the Toronto Challenge
On Thursday afternoon, cheerleaders from Bishop Allen Academy School will descend on Castleview Wychwood Towers, one of the City of Toronto’s 10 long-term care homes. The cheerleaders will be joined by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21 St. Paul’s West) in a pep rally to energize the residents and other Toronto Challenge participants for the upcoming Toronto Challenge, presented by

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Castleview Wychwood Towers, 351 Christie St.

In addition to the cheerleaders, the event will also feature Toronto Challenge participants who have special stories about why the event is important to them, how much money they have raised over the years, and why they continue to come out and take part in the event.

The Toronto Challenge, taking place on Sunday, June 14, is the premier fundraising event for the City of Toronto’s long-term care homes and the 50-plus community agencies that provide service to seniors. The event features the 5-km run, Nissan Canada Foundation 5-km walk and a 1-km fun walk. Fitness classes, barbecues, large print books and therapeutic gardens are all made possible through money raised at the Toronto Challenge.

Registration to participate in the event is open up to and including race day. Visit
for more information. Join us on Sunday, June 14, 2009 and take the challenge!

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.

Media contact:
James Buttivant, Communications and Marketing Consultant, City of Toronto, 416-397-5301,



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