City to recognize International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with debate at University of Toronto’s Hart House
The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division, along with University of Toronto’s Hart House, the Centre for the Study of the United States and the Munk School for Global Affairs, will host a debate as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Ken Jeffers, Manager, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation will join Norm Kelly, writer and playwright; Lee Lorch, civil rights activist and York Professor Emeritus, and Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Scarborough-Rouge River Federal NDP Candidate to celebrate actor-turned-civil rights leader Paul Robeson’s work both locally and abroad and debate how these achievements relate to multiculturalism within this city today.
DreamCity United soccer program launched at Toronto City Hall
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7 York West), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, along with Garry Green of Big City Youth Services, Nathan Smith – a graduate of the DreamCity United pilot program, and representatives from the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division today launched DreamCity United, a soccer initiative for boys and girls age 14 to 16.
DreamCity United is a community initiative that provides more than 250 youth from diverse neighbourhoods with the opportunity to learn to play soccer and hone their skills under the guidance of experienced coaches. Sixty of the youth will have the opportunity for more extensive training and 23 players will have the opportunity to train in France.
City of Toronto invites residents to lace up, dive in and hit the slopes for Family Day fun
The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division invites residents to participate in a wide variety of recreation and leisure activities this Family Day – Monday, February 21. Special program offerings and schedules are available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks or by calling 311. All regularly scheduled programming resumes on Tuesday, February 22.
Family Day highlights include swimming, indoor and outdoor leisure skating, shinny hockey, skiing and snowboarding. Residents are also invited to visit Riverdale Farm or the High Park Zoo or take a scenic winter walk through the Toronto’s network of parks.