October 13, 2004

Fun day at York Regional Forest for children with asthma

NEWMARKET Join the Asthma Coalition of York Region for a fun-filled day of outdoor activities specially planned for children with asthma and their families.
What:         Halloween in the Forest  Asthma Active Fun Day
When:        Saturday, October 23, 2004
Time:         9:00am to 12:30pm
Where:       York Regional Forest Headquarters, Hollidge Tract
        (east side of Hwy 48 between Vivian and Aurora Roads)
The day includes:
 Guided walk with a forest educator
 York Region Emergency Medical Services display
 Children's activities
 Face painting
 Health displays
 Loot bags and prizes
Remember to dress appropriately. This event will occur rain or shine and it is cooler in the forest.  Children under eighteen years of age must be accompanied by a supervisory adult. 
There is no cost to participate in this program. Registration is limited. Please call 905-940-1787 Ext. 4259 by October 18th.
Halloween in the Forest Asthma Active Fun Day has been organized by the Asthma Coalition of York Region: York Region Health Services, The Lung Association, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Southlake Regional Health Centre and York Central Hospital, with York Region Emergency Medical Services and Transportation and Works Natural Heritage and Forestry Services.
For more information on asthma or other health related matter call Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit www.asthmayork.ca
Contact:  Wendy Lewis, York Region Corporate Communications Services
   905-830-4444 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:  www.region.york.on.ca

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

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