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Deputy Mayor of Toronto Supports Seniors in Training for Toronto Challenge

May 9, 2014

The following is a news release via the City of Toronto for the upcoming 2014 Toronto Challenge, an event supporting Long-Term Care Homes and Toronto Seniors.


Deputy Mayor supports seniors training for the Toronto Challenge


Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly will join Nick Ametrano, Vice President of MonsterMortgage.ca and Carla Beaton, Vice President of Clinical Services and Quality Assurance, Medical Pharmacies to cheer on a group of seniors as they train to take part in the Toronto Challenge presented by MonsterMortgage.ca.


Date: Monday, May 12

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre, 313 Pharmacy Ave.


The Toronto Challenge is an annual race/walk fundraiser for the City’s long-term care homes and over 40 community agencies that provide services and support to Toronto seniors. The event will be held downtown at Metro Hall on Sunday, June 8 and features a 5K run, 5K walk and 1K walk with prizes awarded to participants in all age categories. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/challenge.


The Toronto Challenge is the premier annual fundraising event for the City of Toronto’s Long-Term Care Homes and Services. The division operates 10 long-term care homes, serving approximately 2,600 residents and is a leader in excellence, providing award-winning, innovative and ground-breaking care and services for healthy aging.


Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.


Media contact: Cheryl San Juan, Strategic Communications, 416-397-5305, 416-906-3935 (cell), chsanjua@toronto.ca