Media Advisory - Athletes with special needs kick off 2007 Toronto Open Taekwondo Championships at Variety Village

    TORONTO, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - From a young person with Down's syndrome, to a
young adult in a wheelchair, they're part of the group of athletes with
special needs set to kick off the 2007 Toronto Open Taekwondo Championships at
Variety Village. Athletes with special needs (colour belt and black belt
levels) will compete in the Pomsees (patterns) and Sparring on Saturday,
November 17 starting at 10:00 a.m.

    -  Variety Village Taekwondo Club
    -  Young Choung Taekwondo Academy / Grand Master Young Su Choung
    -  Athletes with special needs from the Variety Village Taekwondo Special
       Needs Program
    -  Up to 1,500 top level athletes from Ontario, Quebec, the U.S. and Cuba

    The 24th Annual Toronto Open, hosted by Variety Village in partnership
    with Taekwondo Grand Master Young Su Choung, an eighth degree black belt
    and world renowned martial artist and coach.

    Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough (east of Birchmount

    Saturday, November 17 - Opening Ceremonies at 9:30 a.m.
    10:00 a.m. - Athletes with special needs

    Sunday, November 18 - Elite black belt competition begins at 10:00 a.m.

For further information:

For further information: Chris Murdoch, Variety Village Taekwondo Head
Coach, Tel: (416) 367-2828 x 255, cell: (416) 697-9352 (tournament day),
Email:; Lynda Elmy, Director, Communications,
Variety - The Children's Charity, Tel: (416) 367-2828 x 249, Email:

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