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June 10, 2005
Doug Gilmour meets Harley Davidson at the Toronto Challenge
  
Maple Leaf legend Doug Gilmour will join Eric Vengroff and his classic
Harley-Davidson motorcycle to lead the Toronto Challenge on Sunday, June 12.
Vengroff, of presenting sponsor CARP - Canada’s Association for the Fifty-Plus,
will lead the way on his Harley, while Gilmour, with MonsterMortgage.ca, will
wear bib number 43"93" and compete for bragging rights in the
MonsterMortgage.ca 5k run.

At the Toronto Challenge, over 2,000 participants will celebrate the diversity
that makes seniors special across Toronto, while raising over half a million
dollars. Funds are used to make life more enjoyable for seniors living in
Toronto Homes for the Aged. As well, over 55 community agencies will be using
the Challenge to raise funds for their own organizations.

The Challenge features a 5k walk, a 1k fun walk, the MonsterMortgage.ca 5k run
and an aerobics warm-up. Runners of all ages, families and singles, men and
women, casual walkers, and even pets are welcome to join the party and
contribute to their community.

Event day will feature an array of costumes, colours and customs that only
Toronto can offer. Various cultural groups will perform traditional dances
throughout the morning.

Date: Sunday, June 12

Key times:
Aerobics warm-up: 9 a.m.
Race start: 9:30 a.m. sharp
Award presentations: 10:30 a.m. (approximate)

Performances:
ASFA Dance Studio, Sri Lankan Dance presentation: 9:15 a.m.
Second Mile Club, Chinese Traditional Dance Troupe: 10 a.m.
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Ayame-Kai Dance Group: 10:30 a.m.

Location: 55 John Street, Metro Hall and surrounding areas (corner of
King and John Streets)

For more information, call the Challenge Hotline at 416-392-8911, or visit www.toronto.ca/challenge.


Media contacts:

Cheryl San Juan
Promotion and Communication Officer
Toronto Social Development and Administration
416-392-5349
416-528-1800 (cell on event day)

Eric Vengroff
Vice-President Marketing
CARP
416-363-8748 ext. 237



 

 

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