Media advisory - World's issues and solutions under one roof at Downsview Park



    Scouts and the public explore the UN's Millennium Goals at the Global
    Development Village this Saturday

    TORONTO, Oct. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Sometimes a small spark can ignite a
life-long passion. At least this is what the Global Development Village's
organizations are hoping for. Various organizations including Scouts Canada,
the White Ribbon Campaign and The Red Cross will give youth the opportunity to
find their passion through interactive displays and activities, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 27.

    
    Who: All members of the media are invited to attend. Photo opportunities
    and interviews can be arranged.

    All youth 12 years of age and older who are interested in learning about
    global development issues.

    When: Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; families, Scout groups and
    the general public will attend.

    Where: Parc Downsview Park, 1-35 Carl Hall Road, Toronto.
    

    The Global Development Village is an initiative from the Canadian Youth
of the World Campaign. Its aim is to support the UN Millennium Goals, which
are:

    1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
    2. Achieve universal primary education
    3. Promote gender equality and empower women
    4. Reduce child mortality
    5. Improve maternal health
    6. Combat HIV-aids, malaria and other diseases
    7. Ensure environmental sustainability
    8. Develop a global partnership for development



    More Information on the Global Development Village and Its Partners
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    About Scouts Canada
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    Scouts Canada is the country's leading youth organization offering
exciting outdoor adventure for boys and girls, and young men and women, ages
5 to 26, in communities across Canada. Through its recreational, social,
environmental and community development programs, Scouting teaches youth about
the active role they can play in helping to create a better world. Over
75,000 young people enjoy Scouts Canada's programs that are provided by over
23,000 caring and dedicated volunteers.
    Throughout 2007, the Scouting Movement marks its Centennial in
155 countries around the world. Since its founding in 1907 over half a billion
young people from virtually every country and culture have enjoyed Scouting
activities. Today, more than 28 million youth participate in Scouting
worldwide. For more information please visit: www.scouts.ca.

    About the Institute without Boundaries
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    The Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College is an
interdisciplinary graduate program emphasizing collaborative design practice
in a studio environment. Its program delves into the methods and practices of
design research, strategy and social innovation and has outstanding expertise
in analyzing and digesting world issues.
    Established in 1967, George Brown's three campuses are located in
downtown Toronto, the most multicultural city in the world. With more than
14,000 full-time students, including 1,400 international students, GBC is one
of Ontario's fastest growing colleges. GBC offers more that 150 programs
ranging from one-year certificates to four-year bachelor's degrees. In
addition, more than 60,000 continuing education students are enrolled in more
than 1,300 courses.

    About Downsview Park
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    Downsview Park consists of 572 acres of land in the heart of the
Greater Toronto Area. Formerly a military base (CFB Toronto), the site was
designated by the Government of Canada in 1994 to be developed as "a unique
urban recreational green space for the enjoyment of future generations." Plans
and designs for building the Park have been steadily in development since
then. The Park attracts more than 900,000 visitors annually and is home to
numerous enterprises, including the Downsview Park Merchant's Market, the
Toronto Aerospace Museum, The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, The
Toronto Wildlife Centre, Area 51 Paintball and Downsview Park's Sports Complex
which features the Downsview Park GrandPrix Kartways, HoopDome, Rail Skate
Park and the Hangar, which offers indoor soccer and beach volleyball.
Downsview Park also hosts a roster of community and school programs year-round
to create a vibrant resource for the national community. All these attractions
and a host of other business relationships and opportunities help to set the
stage for the future development of an internationally significant sustainable
community at Downsview Park. For more information, please call: 416-952-2222
or visit: www.pdp.ca.




For further information:

For further information: about the Global Development Village and to
arrange for media interviews, please contact: Christina Friend, Communications
Coordinator, Scouts Canada, (416) 490-6364, ext.232, Mobile: (416) 320-3560,
cfriend@scouts.ca; Paul Zanettos, Media Relations Consultant, George Brown
College, (416) 415-5000, ext. 3428, Mobile: (416) 893-5435,
pzanettos@rogers.com; Dave Schultz, Communications Coordinator, Parc Downsview
Park Inc., (416) 952-2229, dschultz@pdp.ca


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