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January 12, 2005
Toronto Parks and Recreation and the Canadian Ski Council launch the Nissan National Ski and Snowboard Week
  
City of Toronto Parks and Recreation, the Canadian Ski Council, the Canadian
Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA), and the Ontario Track 3 Ski Association, will
launch the Nissan National Ski and Snowboard Week at the Centennial Park Snow
Centre on January 14.

The festivities will feature demonstrations by the CSIA and the Ontario Track 3
Ski Association, a non-profit organization that teaches children and youth with
disabilities to downhill ski.

Councillor Doug Holyday, Ward 3-Etobicoke Centre; Ron Gathercole, Chairman of
the Canadian Ski Council; John Leu, Executive Director of the Canadian Ski
Patrol System; Dave Cormier, Chairman of the Ontario Snow Resorts Association;
and 45 children from Brandon Gates Public School will be attending the event.
Members of the public are invited to attend the launch, try out the latest
Track 3 equipment and receive ski tips from the pros. Light refreshments will
be served following the official opening from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

The City of Toronto has two ski facilities, the Centennial Park Snow Centre and
the North York Ski Centre. Both facilities have extensive "Learn to Ski and
Snowboard" programs are accessible by public transportation and are offering
special "Double Up Days" (pay for two hours and receive two hours free during
specific times) during National Ski and Snowboard Week (Jan 15-23).

Date: January 14, 2005
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Centennial Park Snow Centre, 256 Centennial Park Rd., Etobicoke

Directions:
From 401 West, exit Renforth Dr. Right/south on Renforth Dr. to Centennial
Park Gate. Turn right to Centennial Park Rd. Turn right and follow to the end
of Centennial Park Rd.

From 401 East, exit Carlingview Dr. Go north on Carlingview to Renforth Dr.
Turn left (west) onto Renforth Dr. Follow Renforth Dr. southward to Centennial
Park Gate. Turn right to Centennial Park Rd.
Turn right and follow Centennial Park Rd. to the end.


Media Contacts:
Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Hotline, 416-560-8726
Colin Chedore, President, Canadian Ski Council, 905-212-9040 or cchedore@skicanada.org
Henk Engels, Executive Director, Ontario Track 3 Ski Association, 416-233-3872
or track3@track3.org



 

 

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