Media Advisory: Black cats, cowardly lions, even a chicken overcome their fears at the Nissan Toronto Challenge|
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Anything is pawsible at the 13th annual Nissan Toronto Challenge, which takes
place on - you guessed it - Sunday, June 13. Almost 2,000 people will be joined
by a collection of critters on a 5 km run, 5 km walk and 1 km leisure walk to
help raise funds for residents of Toronto Homes for the Aged and other seniors
living in Toronto.
Leading the charge along the 1 km walk will be a cowardly lion and a chicken,
who are the official pace critters for an event that promises to be so much fun
it's scary. The 5 km walk will also feature a menagerie of "things that go bump
in the night."
Deputy Mayor Mike Feldman (Ward 10 York Centre) and Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward
21 St. Paul's) will join in the festivities and show seniors that Toronto
cares. Seniors well into their 90s and a four-month-old infant have also signed
up for this event, which welcomes people - and critters - of all ages. As well,
over 50 community agencies will be using the Challenge to raise funds for their
own organizations, making the Challenge a true community event for the whole
Date: Sunday, June 13
Key times: Aerobics warm-up: 9 a.m.
Race start: 9:30 a.m.
Award presentations: 10:30 a.m. (approximately)
Location: Metro Hall and surrounding areas
(corner of King and John Streets)
The Nissan Toronto Challenge is co-hosted by Toronto Homes for the Aged and the
Nissan Canada Foundation. For more information, call the Challenge Hotline at
416-392-8911, or visit http://www.toronto.ca/challenge.
Leona Barrington, Promotion and Communication Officer, Toronto Community and
Neighbourhood Services, 416-392-5349, 416-528-1800 (cell on event day)