Media Advisory - Sunrise Ceremony and Flag-raising for National Aboriginal Day

    TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the City of
Toronto Aboriginal Affairs Committee will join members of the aboriginal
community and the public in a sunrise ceremony followed by a flag-raising to
mark National Aboriginal Day.

    Date:        Thursday, June 21
    Time:        5:30 a.m.
    Location:    Podium Roof, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

    National Aboriginal Day - June 21 - was declared by the Government of
Canada in 1996 to celebrate the contribution of Aboriginal peoples to Canadian
society as Canada's first peoples and to recognize their different cultures.
    Flags to be raised include those of the Mississaugas of the New Credit
First Nation, the Métis Nation, and Nunavut, the first aboriginal Territory in
Canada. For information on National Aboriginal Day events visit and click on the link to National Aboriginal Day.

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Mae Maracle, Strategic and
Corporate Policy Division, City Manager's Office, (416) 392-5583; Councillor
Paula Fletcher, Chair, Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee, (416) 392-4060;
Idalina Lima Matias, Protocol Services, (416) 392-6745

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