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March 4, 2005
Fire fighters hop for Muscular Dystrophy Canada at British Isle Show
Toronto Fire Services has provided a 1928 fire truck, crayons and fire safety
activity books for children in a Muscular Dystrophy Canada hop activity at the
15th Annual British Isle Show this weekend in the southwest corner of the Queen
Elizabeth Building. The Toronto Professional Fire Fighters' Association will
have a new fire truck and do a boot drive for Muscular Dystrophy Canada at the
south side of the building.

Date: Saturday, March 5
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place

Toronto Fire Services encourages children to participate in the
Hop-for-Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) program. Children hop, skip, jump, or
pogo stick their way to raise funds for MDC using pledge sheets, colouring
books, stickers and self-decorated bunny ears. This fundraiser has been a
popular grassroots spring program for 15 years in 1,000 day cares and
elementary schools across Canada.

Toronto Fire Services is determined to give the MDC-Hop a pronounced bounce.
More than 60,000 people will visit the British Isle Show.

For information about Muscular Dystrophy Canada visit

Media contacts:
Rick Berenz, Toronto Professional Fire Fighters' Association,
416-986-4130 (cell)
Stephen Magwood, British Isle Show, 416-762-4662, 416-522-1532 (cell)
Captain Michael Strapko, Toronto Fire Services, 416-807-7140 (cell),
416-334-5223 (pager)



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