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June 7, 2004
The City of Toronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority celebrate Canadian Rivers Day on the Humber
Toronto Parks and Recreation and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
invite people to paddle, bike, hike or take the TTC to Sir Casimir Gzowski
Park, at the mouth of the Humber River, east of Windermere Avenue and South of
the Lakeshore, to celebrate Canadian Rivers Day. The event takes place on
Sunday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Official remarks are scheduled to
begin at noon.

The celebration features a number of free outdoor activities in which the
public may participate, including canoeing, kayaking, fishing and bicycle
tours. Highlights also include First Nations drumming, campfire cooking,
environmental displays and more.

Rivers have helped shape our identity, culture and landscape. Historically,
they have played a critical role in linking us together as a country. The water
"highways" from the Atlantic to the Pacific and north to the Arctic carried fur
traders, explorers and settlers. As well, they provided the transportation and
communication routes that paved the way for the concept of one nation from sea
to sea to become a reality. Today, we depend on our rivers for clean water and

For more information on Toronto Parks and Recreation programs and services,
pick up a copy of Toronto FUN at your local community centre, call
416-392-4111, or visit

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