Media Advisory - Boats from across Ontario and U.S. to compete in Toronto Area Hospice Regatta June 20th and 21st

    Perram House hospice to benefit from funds raised at event

    TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  Up to 50 racing boats from across Ontario and the United States,
           divided among six classes, will compete in the 2nd annual Toronto
           Area Hospice Regatta at the National Yacht Club on Toronto's
           waterfront. Presented by ING Direct, the two-day event will
           benefit Perram House, a pioneer in residential hospice care in

    Media Boat available to view races on the water.

    DATE:  Saturday, June 20, 2009
           10:00 am Spectator boats to leave the dock
           10:30 am Day One races begin

           6:00 pm Day One awards ceremony with Honorary Commodore Hans Fogh
           commenting on races and winners

           7:00 pm Entertainment by League of Rock plus a Hollywood Heaven
           tribute act.

           Sunday, June 21, 2009
           10:00 am Spectator boats to leave the dock
           10:30 am Day Two races begin

           4:00pm Awards Ceremony, Daily Awards and Overall Awards

    WHERE: The National Yacht Club
           One Stadium Rd, (Bathurst and Queen's Quay), Toronto, ON

    WHY:   Sailors believe in taking care of others, on the water and on the
           shore. That belief was the inspiration for the Toronto Area
           Hospice Regatta to benefit Perram House, a residential palliative
           care facility in downtown Toronto for individuals with a limited
           life expectancy. Working with a dedicated nursing, medical and
           personal support staff with the assistance of trained volunteers,
           Perram House helps the patient and their families to make the most
           of the time they have left together.

For further information:

For further information: Kerry Breeze, (416) 829-1727,; or Leah Gaucher, (416) 929-2052,; or visit the Toronto Area Hospice Regatta website at

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