Kick-off to annual bike & equipment drive at Canadian Tire
TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ -
WHAT: Neil Pickrell, Toronto Police Constable, and Dan Thompson,
President, Canadian Tire Foundation for Families will join
representatives from the City of Toronto and approximately
25 children from the Toronto Children's Breakfast Club to
kick off the annual bike and equipment drive.
Hosted by CityTV anchor Dwight Drummond, the kick-off will
also include a bike rodeo for the children from the
Breakfast Club. The rodeo will feature a number of stations,
each designed to reinforce the importance of bicycle safety.
The children will be asked to complete each station and
local celebrities will be on-hand to lend their support and
judge the children's grasp of the safety elements.
WHO: Dwight Drummond, CityTV Anchor and Reporter
Neil Pickrell, Police Constable, Toronto Police, 33 Division
Dan Thompson, President, Canadian Tire Foundation for
Rick Gosling, City of Toronto
Ted Woloshyn, Toronto Sun
Patrick Grist, East York Rotary Club
Farley Flex, Canadian Idol Judge
WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2008
WHERE: Canadian Tire Associate Store
1015 Lakeshore Boulevard East
(Leslie & Lakeshore East)
BACKGROUND: On October 4, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public can
donate used bikes and sports equipment in good condition at
any one of 20 Canadian Tires stores across Toronto within
the 416 area code. All bikes and equipment will be expertly
refurbished and cleaned over the winter months and
distributed in the spring to help give all kids a sporting
This program is made possible through the City of Toronto,
Toronto Police Services, Canadian Tire, and TD Bank
Launched in 2005 by the Canadian Tire Foundation for
Families, Canadian Tire JumpStart is a charitable program to
help kids in financial need participate in organized sports
and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming.
The program provides funds to help offset the cost of
registration fees, transportation and equipment.
Since its inception, Canadian Tire JumpStart has helped more
than 123,000 children get in the game.
For further information:
For further information: Leigh Jasmine, Canadian Tire Foundation for
Families, (416) 480-3181, (416) 577-6264 (cell phone); Rick Gosling, City of
Toronto, (416) 395-6475, (416) 720-3043 (cell phone)