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November 1, 2004
Concert and food drive to help Caribbean hurricane victims
Building on the City's recent hurricane relief efforts,
Councillors Michael Thompson and Bas Balkissoon are working with the Toronto
Maple Reefers Parrothead Club, Volcano North Entertainment and the David
McAntony Gibson Foundation to organize a hurricane relief concert and food drive.

On November 17, residents can enjoy a great line-up of musical guests, with the
satisfaction of knowing that proceeds from the concert are going to help
victims of Caribbean hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne. Concert-goers are being asked
to bring a donation of non-perishable food (such as dried and canned goods) to
further help the humanitarian relief effort. Toronto firefighters will be
collecting the food donations at the concert.

"Hurricane victims have received an outpouring of support since the City issued
its call to action over a month ago," said Councillor Thompson. "But with so
much devastation to repair, the need for additional food and funds is still
critical. We hope Torontonians will continue to show their support by attending
the Hurricane Relief Concert. It will be a fantastic evening in support of a
great cause!"

Musical guests at the concert include The Good Brothers Band, Rik Emmett,
Barney Bentall, Margaritaville Express and Donna Ferra. The night's emcee will
be Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins.

The concert will be held at Kool Haus, 132 Queens Quay East. Doors open at 7
p.m. Tickets are $30 (including taxes and service charges) and are available by
calling Ticketmaster at 416-870-8000 or by visiting
Tickets to win a trip for two for one week at any Sandals or Beaches resort in
the Caribbean will be raffled off at the event (flights included).

Sponsors of the concert include: Desjardins Securities, GM Canada, Enwave
Energy Corporation, Toronto Police Association, Subway, Air Canada Vacations,
Molson, the Westin Harbour Castle, Sandals and Beaches Resorts and the
Guvernment/Kool Haus Entertainment Complex.

Media contacts:
Councillor Michael Thompson, Ward 37 Scarborough Centre,
Norm Marshall, Toronto Maple Reefers Parrothead Club, 416-315-6608



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