Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Downtown to be infested with "rats!"



    TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ - 1,200 runners, many in "cheesy" rat-inspired
costumes, will be poised at the entrance of Scotia Plaza to run 5km for United
Way this evening. This flood of "rats" will scurry up Bay Street and down
Yonge Street as part of the 8th Annual Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way.
    Pre-race festivities will feature live music and entertainment as well as
an array of free food and beverages. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest
finishers and best-dressed rats at the "Big Cheese" after-party.

    
    WHAT:      8th Annual Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way

    WHERE:     Scotia Plaza, 40 King St. W. (Adelaide Street entrance)

    WHEN:      Thursday, June 12, 2008

               Pre-race festivities: 5:30 p.m.
               Race: 7:30 p.m.
               "Big Cheese" after-party: after the race, approximately 8 p.m.

    PHOTO OP:  1,200 people, many in their "rattiest" attire, poised at the
               Scotia Plaza start line
    




For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Caitlin Stidwill, United Way
Toronto, (416) 777-1444 ext. 396, cstidwill@uwgt.org; Livy Feldgajer,
Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 866-6203, livy_feldgajer@scotiacaptial.com


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