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June 10, 2004
Media Advisory: Ned Hanlan monument welcomed to its new home on Toronto Islands
  
On Saturday, June 12, a monument of Ned Hanlan will be re-dedicated at its new
home at Hanlan's Point on the Toronto Islands. Hanlan, who became a world
champion rower in 1880 is considered one of Canada's most loved sports heroes
of all time. The monument, honouring Hanlan's achievements, was created by
sculptor Emanuel Hahn in 1926. Formerly on the grounds of the Canadian National
Exhibition, the monument has been relocated to the island that bears his
family's name.

Included in the day's activities are an exhibition rowing race, a pageantry
performance by Shadowland and a special water salute by the William Lyon
Mackenzie fireboat, operated by Toronto Fire Services, at the city's harbour.
In addition, Ned Hanlan memorabilia will be on display.

Date: Saturday, June 12

Time: Transportation to Hanlan's Point on the Toronto Islands, via the Toronto
Island Ferry departs from Queen's Quay at the foot of Bay Street, west of the
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel at 12:45 p.m.

Re-dedication starts at 1 p.m.

Location: Hanlan's Point, Toronto Islands

Ferries returning from Toronto Islands depart every 30 minutes on the hour and
half hour. Details about the ferry schedule and fees are available at
http://www.toronto.ca/parks/island/ferry.htm or by phoning 416-392-8193.

Media contact:
Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Media Hotline,
416-560-8726



 

 

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