Media advisory/Photo opportunity - Flood of "rats" to hit University Avenue

    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Over 1,200 runners, many in rat-inspired
costumes, will be poised at the entrance of Scotia Plaza to run 5km for our
community tonight. This flood of "rats" will scurry up and down University
Avenue as part of the 9th Annual Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way.
    Pre-race festivities will feature magicians, a balloon artist and free
massage. The Rat Race after-party will include great food, and prizes for the
fastest finishers and best rat costumes.

    WHAT:     9th Annual Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way

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

    WHEN:     Thursday, June 18, 2009

              Pre-race festivities: 6 p.m.
              Race:                 8 p.m.
              After-party:          Approximately 8:30 p.m.

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

For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Caitlin Stidwill, United Way
Toronto, Desk - (416) 777-1444 ext. 396, Mobile - (416) 525-5632,; Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 866-6203,

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