July 19, 2006
Media Release

The Regional Municipality of York to launch unique social housing recreation and sport project

NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York will be launching a unique recreation and sport project targeted at children and families living in social housing communities.
The media is invited to the launch event, which includes a tour of a summer sport club in progress with children aged six years and older.
When:  Thursday, July 20th – 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: John Fitzpatrick Steelworkers Housing Co-operative
  105 Weldrick Road East (south of Major Mackenzie Road, east of Yonge Street)
Town of Richmond Hill
• The Honourable Jim Watson, Minister of Health Promotion
• Thornhill MPP Mario Racco
• York Regional Chair and CEO Bill Fisch
• Town of Richmond Hill Regional Councillor David Barrow
This project is a Communities in Action Fund initiative that is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and York Region’s Community Development Investment Fund.
The Communities in Action Fund is designed to provide new opportunities for children and youth, especially those of low income families, to participate in sport and recreation activity.
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Media Contact: Tim Paleczny, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, ext. 1238 or Toll free 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1238
 After-hours Pager:  (905) 830-3302
 Email: tim.paleczny@york.ca

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