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October 15, 2004
Following in the path of Hurricane Hazel, people "Hustle Up the Humber" for the United Way
  
Fifty years and a day after the devastation of Hurricane Hazel, three
six-person teams will hustle up the Humber River in the fifth annual Hustle Up
the Humber Triathlon to raise money for the United Way.

The race route partially approximates the path of the hurricane. Teams will run
from Etienne Brulé Park to Kings Mill, paddle north canoes from Kings Mill to
the Rousseau site and peddle BikeShare bikes back to the start, at Etienne
Brulé Park.

The cost for a six-person team to enter the race is $120 and all the equipment
is provided. Toronto Parks and Recreation's Inner City Outtripping Centre and
McMaster University are hosting a campfire program at Etienne Brulé Park that
features displays, a symposium on urban fishing and fly casting opportunities.
Councillors Bill Saundercook and Sylvia Watson will be attending the event.

Date: Saturday, October 16
Race: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Campfire: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parade: 12:30 p.m.
Place: Etienné Brule Park (opposite the Old Mill Restaurant)

This kind of innovative outdoor programming is consistent with the direction of
Our Common Grounds, Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan 2004. For more
information or to register call 416-392-6928.

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

James Dann
Parks and Recreation
416-984-8382



 

 

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