Museum of Inuit Art Director David Harris reaches 500 km mark during cold weather alert in bid to ride distance from Toronto to Iqaluit, NT

    HARBOURFRONT, TORONTO, January 15, 2009 /CNW/ - Museum of Inuit Art
Director and co-founder, David Harris, has now reached the 500km mark in his
bid to ride the equivalent distance from Toronto, Ontario to Iqaluit, Nunavut
(2350 km as the crow flies) by cycling over two hours daily in all weather
conditions through the streets of Toronto from January through March, 2009.
    The primary goal for David Harris's extreme ride - which began January
1st, 2009 is to kick start Toronto's newest Museum's first Annual Membership
Drive and to raise awareness of this award-winning institution. This 2,350 km
"WINTER RIDE" will culminate just in time to coincide with and commemorate the
10th anniversary of the founding of Nunavut.

    Founded in 2007, the Museum of Inuit Art (MIA) is a non-profit    
Organization, and is southern Canada's only public museum devoted exclusively
to Inuit art. MIA's permanent display features an ongoing exhibition of
hundreds of works of Inuit art, is situated at the Toronto Harbourfront and
has won a number of architectural awards since its opening in the historic
Queen's Quay Terminal building.

    (*)hi-res photos are available for the Winter Ride and Museum of Inuit
    Art (*)

For further information:

For further information: or to set up an interview with David Harris,  
please contact the Museum of Inuit Art: Jane Schmidt, Assistant to the    
President, (416) 640-1571,

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