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Toronto Community Housing youth in the running for track scholarships

July 26, 2011

TORONTO, ON – On Wednesday, July 27th, more than 250 Toronto Community Housing tenants between the ages of 13 and 18 from across the city will compete for scholarships to the University of Toronto Track Club at the Search for Stars Track Meet.

The scholarships give recipients access to professional athletic training, in-depth health workshops and clinics. They also fund registration and travel costs for competitions in which the athletes participate. The scholarships are renewed annually if recipients maintain good grades. Many past recipients have gone on to pursue post-secondary athletics and studies.

The meet is a partnership between Toronto Community Housing and the University of Toronto Track Club. For Toronto Community Housing, the partnership is about connecting tenants to opportunities for personal growth that will help build healthy communities.

WHERE:    Varsity Centre
299 Bloor Street West

 WHEN:    Wednesday, July 27, 2011
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
10 a.m. – remarks

 WHO:    250 youth
Deborah Simon, Toronto Community Housing’s Chief Operating Officer

 VISUALS:    Youth competing in various track and field events.

About Toronto Community Housing
Toronto Community Housing (www.torontohousing.ca) is Canada’s largest social housing provider and home to more than 164,000 tenants with low and moderate incomes—about six per cent of the City of Toronto’s population. Toronto Community Housing employs 1,400 staff in a broad range of jobs, who deliver its mandate to provide affordable housing, connect tenants to services and opportunities, and work together to build healthy communities.

For more information, please contact:

Kyle Rooks
Toronto Community Housing
416-688-8277
kyle.rooks@torontohousing.ca