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September 20, 2005
City of Toronto sets goal at musical launch of United Way campaign
  
The City of Toronto today announced a goal of $1 million for its 2005 City
employee campaign on behalf of the United Way of Greater Toronto. Mayor David
Miller announced the goal during a mid-day event held on Nathan Phillips
Square, officially kicking off the Toronto Public Service's charitable
fundraising campaign for this fall.

The funds will come from individual employee pledges and money raised through
other campaign activities in City divisions and participating agencies. The
mayor signed his 2005 United Way pledge form on stage and urged the City
workforce to support the campaign and help it achieve the ambitious financial
target.

City employees were front and centre as 10 of them performed in the City
Singers contest. The singers were evaluated by judges from the Canadian Idol
television program and guest judge Latoya Waldron, who won last year's City
Singers contest. This year, Jassette Haughton was chosen the winner for her
rendition of "You Raise Me Up." Jassette works in the City's Homes for the Aged
division.

Earlier in the day, many City employees across Toronto marked the campaign
launch with smaller-scale events at other civic buildings.


Media contacts:

Cal Scotchmer
City of Toronto United Way office
416-397-4017

Sasha Adler
City of Toronto United Way office
416-338-0071



 

 

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