Media Advisory: Fire fighter and Police toy challenge|
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Toronto's bravest are competing in a frantic toy grab for their respective toy
drives. Three Toronto fire fighters will race against police to fill shopping
carts with toys. The fastest relay team wins an additional $500 worth of toys.
Date: Monday, November 8
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Samko Toy Warehouse, 11 Peel Ave.
(north of Queen and Dufferin Streets)
Toronto fire fighters are gearing up for their annual toy drive. "The Toronto
Fire Fighters' Toy Drive is a humanitarian link between our generous community
and underprivileged children," said Fire Chief Bill Stewart.
Fire fighters receive donations two ways. People bring gifts to the City's 81
fire stations or have private parties to collect toys for the drive. Off-duty
and retired fire fighters visit fire stations and parties collecting these
bundles of donations.
Until noon, Friday, December 24, Toronto fire stations welcome new, unwrapped
toys and sporting goods. Fire fighters distribute gifts for children of all
ages, from infants to teens in their seventeenth year (gifts for infants and
teenagers are needed most).
"Fire fighters will deliver gifts to children at dozens of hospitals and
shelters throughout the holiday season, including Christmas Day," said Captain
Scott Marks, President, Toronto Professional Fire Fighters' Association, Local
Toronto fire fighters appreciate Samko Toy Warehouse for offering their annual
shop-off with police.
Captain Ron MacQueen, Toronto Fire Services, 416-338-9417, pager: 416-334-5820,
Scott Eyers, Toronto Professional Fire Fighters' Association, Local 3888,
416-466-1167 ext. 305, pager: 416-462-8923