November 25, 2003

York Region hosts Jingle Bell Walk For ongoing circulation to December 7, 2003

NEWMARKET The York Regional Forest in partnership with York Region Health Services is hosting a Jingle Bell Walk on Sunday December 7th at the York Regional Forest Headquarters.


Come join us for a guided walk, learn about natural Christmas trees and hear enchanting stories of Christmas traditions in the forest. Remember to dress warmly.


Date:                           Sunday, December 7, 2003


Time:                            2:00 - 3:30 p.m.


Location:                       York Regional Forest Headquarters, Hollidge Tract

(east side of Hwy 48 between Vivian and Aurora Roads)



The Forest will be filled with walkers wearing the festive sound of jingle bells. To receive a bell, participants are asked to please bring a non-perishable food item for the Whitchurch-Stouffville Foodbank. The Tufford Family Tree Farm is also offering a five-dollar coupon towards the purchase of a Christmas Tree to every family that participates.


Health Services reminds all ages that walking is a great physical activity for better health and time outdoors. For more information, call York Region Health Services Health Connection at






Contact:                        Wendy Lewis

York Region Corporate Communications Services

905-830-4444 or 416-297-9696, Ext 1238


The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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