You're Invited: Charity Bed Race and Toronto Road Closures October 22 - 24

You're Invited: Charity Bed Race and Toronto Road Closures October 22 - 24

There is a special event plus road closures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

You are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to your destinations.

If you need to drive in the event areas, allow extra time to get to and from your destination.

By the way, there are:

Please click here for a more complete list of events and road work.

Charity Bed Race

Here is the Dorothy Ley Hospice 1st ever Charity Bed Race in the Kingsway:

This year’s Charity Bed Race is the 4th annual bed race supporting The Dorothy Ley Hospice on Sunday, October 23, 2011.

For fundraising, “each team is encouraged to raise a minimum of $1000 – each
pledge dollar you collect goes to the programs and services provided by The
Dorothy Ley Hospice.

Teams of up to six members will race a hospital bed down the Kingsway in Etobicoke in a bid to be crowned the winner.  Teams collect pledges and all the proceeds will be applied to support hospice palliative care in our community.

The day includes a pancake breakfast, races and presentation of the Pumpkin Trophy.

Charity Bed Race Sunday Road Closure:

Two westbound lanes of Bloor Street West, from Prince Edward Drive to Royal York Road, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 to accommodate a charity bed race.

Itinerary

8 AM – Registration
– Team Breakfast
– Bed Decorating

10 AM – Opening Ceremonies
– Bed Racing

12 PM – Closing Ceremonies
– Awards Presentation

Location

Bloor Street West, Kingsway between Grenview & Royal York

Bed Race Basics

ll A bed race team can be any size but only six people may run per heat.

ll The Dorothy Ley Hospice provides the beds that each team decorates and races.

ll The Dorothy Ley Hospice provides the “passenger” for the bed. For safety reasons, no person rides on or in the bed at any time.

ll All four bed wheels must touch the ground during the race.

ll Teams will have five minutes to decorate their bed before their first
race.

ll Teams will race against the clock, not another team.

ll Each team runs two heats. The team with the fastest time wins. In the case
of a tie, those teams will run another heat to determine the winner.

Prizes

ll Best Costume
ll Best Bed Decorations
ll Bed Race Champions

Please click here for a copy of the registration flyer and pledge sheet.

The 2011 charity Bed Race is now open for registration. To register your
team, please visit www.dlhospice.org or call 416-626-0116 ext. 236.”

You're Invited: Charity Bed Race and Toronto Road Closures October 22 - 24

You're Invited: Charity Bed Race and Toronto Road Closures October 22 - 24

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

October 19, 2011

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

One special event this coming weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event. Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city this year. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations. If you need to drive in event areas, allow extra time to get to and from your destination. A complete list of events and road work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets.

Charity Bed Race
Sunday closure:

Two westbound lanes of Bloor Street West, from Prince Edward Drive to Royal York Road, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 to accommodate a charity bed race.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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