September 9, 2003

Fifth Annual Poker Run for Make-a-Wish Foundation

NEWMARKET – York Region employees will host the Fifth Annual Family Mountain Bike Poker Run to raise funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation on Saturday, September 13th.

Make-a-Wish has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses through its wish granting work. To date, the Annual Poker Run has raised $20,000 and allowed four children’s wishes to be granted.

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2003

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (no riders will be allowed to begin after 11:00 a.m.)

Location: York Regional Forest Headquarters

Highway 48, just south of Vivian Road in Whitchurch-Stouffville

Important details:

For more information on the York Region Family Mountain Bike Poker run, please contact Scott Stover at (905) 830-4444 ext. 5059, or visit

For information about the Make-a-Wish Foundation, please visit

Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1232

- Email:

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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