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Our City, Our Stories powered by Canon

Toronto, ON, Feb 17 – Mayor David Miller, Councillor Howard Moscoe and Councillor Raymond Cho will help introduce the winners of the Our City, Our Stories powered by Canon program at a gala event at Toronto’s City Hall Rotunda on February 18th. Members of the media are invited to a private exhibition tour hosted by Mayor Miller prior to the gala from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on February 18th to speak with three of the student finalists and view the full photo exhibit.

Our City, Our Stories powered by Canon is a City of Toronto community arts project and photography contest aimed at building youth skills in the digital arts, visual storytelling, self expression, engagement and leadership in their communities. Nearly 200 submissions were received from youth in the city’s Priority Neighbourhoods for Investment. The top ten finalists have already been chosen by a jury and their work will be showcased in a photo exhibition in Toronto City Hall’s Rotunda until February 21, 2010.

BROADCAST/PHOTO OPP: Video and interview opportunities with student finalists, Mayor David Miller and Canon Canada who could discuss the program and the meaning behind the student photo stories. The top ten photo stories will also be on display for additional visual opportunities.

Date: Thursday, February 18th
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Media preview tour)
Place: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.

Media are also invited to the gala event at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on February 18th. Mayor David Miller will be joined by the top ten student finalists, spoken-word artists who will perform based on the photo series of the three winners, and a local dance crew.

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The top ten winners’ photos can be viewed at:

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