Photo Opportunity - It's time to create the ParticipACTION 150 Play List

ParticipACTION calls on Canadians to submit or vote on favourite Canadian way to move at 430-foot-long hopscotch installation

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - It's time to get hopping! ParticipACTION's new installation of a 430-foot-long hopscotch in the pedestrian tunnel at Billy Bishop Airport will kick off voting for the ParticipACTION 150 Play List. The Play List, which is being created in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday next year, is the ultimate list of activities that define us as Canadians. Will hopscotch make the list? Canadians will decide.

The event will be attended by special guests and Play List partners, and will introduce the Play List ambassador – all of whom will hop on one of the longest hopscotch courses on record to motivate travelers – and all Canadians – to hop, not walk – and vote. Move over moving walkways, the competition has arrived.

We hope you will join us for this fun and unique photo opportunity as ParticipACTION leaps into high gear, inspiring Canadians to visit and submit or vote on their favourite Canadian way to move.


  • Elio Antunes, President and CEO, ParticipACTION
  • Sara Hennessey, Canadian comedian and ParticipACTION 150 Play List Ambassador
  • Mark Oldershaw, Canadian sprint canoeist and Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Jonelle Filigno, soccer player for Canadian Women's National Team and Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Lubov Ilyushechkina and Dylan Moscovitch, two-time Canadian national medalists in pair skating and Skate Canada National Team members
  • Representative of the Government of Canada
  • Representative, Manulife
  • Representative, Chevrolet


  • Kick-off remarks from Sara Hennessey and Government of Canada representative
  • Photo opportunities:
    • Special guests and Play List ambassador showing us one way to move as they hop the 430-foot-long hopscotc
    • Special guests and Play List ambassador voting on their favourite way to move
  • One-on-one interviews with special guests, Play List partners and Play List ambassador


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (2 Eireann Quay, Toronto, ON M5V 1A1 )

  • Speaking remarks will be held in the Billy Bishop atrium on the island
  • Photo opportunities will take place in the pedestrian tunnel at Billy Bishop


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

10 to 10:45 a.m. EST

  • 10 to 10:15 a.m. – speaking remarks in atrium
  • 10:15 to 10:25 a.m. – photo opportunity in pedestrian tunnel
  • 10:25 to 10:45 a.m. - one-on-one interviews back on mainland

Media registration opens at 9:45 a.m. EST



For further information: To RSVP, pre-book an interview or for more information, please contact: Kaitlin Marrin, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, W: (416) 413-4565, M: (905) 616-0385,; Katherine Janson, ParticipACTION, W: (416) 913-1471, M: (647) 717-8674,

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