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Oh - Yeah - get the positive PR flowing and guess what? "Enersource" is right in there like a dirty rag! And who is the article really about, starts off saying "Twelve-year-old Jay Rabari" but wait is that not a picture of Hazel McCallion?
To the main Judicial Inquiry page - to the Hazel McCallion page.
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Mississauga News - Oct. 9, 2009 - By Radhika Pajnwani, email@example.com
They got skates
Hazel got skates.
Mayor Hazel McCallion was there to lead the way on her own
blades this morning as the Enersource Got Skates? program was launched at Malton Arena. Staff photo by Fred Loek
Twelve-year-old Jay Rabari loves everything Canadian.
And today, the Lancaster Public School student from Malton revelled in a popular Canadian pastime – he skated.
For Jay, and other newcomers like him, the Enersource Got Skates? program offers an opportunity to enjoy the sport and lead an active lifestyle.
A partnership between the City of Mississauga and Enersource Corporation, the program is available at five arenas: Cawthra Twin Rinks, Clarkson, Mississauga Valley, Chic Murray and Malton.
Got Skates? was first introduced at the Malton Arena four years ago after City officials noticed a sharp decline in skating membership. It was around the same same time that the Malton Hockey Association folded. A survey of the neighbourhood found that many newcomers couldn’t afford the cost of skates or lessons.
“The whole idea started with Rubbermaid bins,” explained Gregory Socha, the City’s manager of sports. “Four years ago, we distributed bins to all the arenas in the city and organized a skate drive. Since then, we’ve had over 1,200 children participate in the program.”
The success of the program in Malton, he said, prompted the City to extend it city-wide.
Enersource’s three-year commitment covers the cost of lessons, skates, helmets and other protective gear for some 25,000 students per year who are expected to participate in the program.
Mayor Hazel McCallion, who was present at the launch, told the assembly she began skating when she was five years old after her brother gave her a pair of skates. He also took her to a sheet of ice in the field for her first lesson.
“I put on my skates, fell down and hit my head,” she recalled.
McCallion hopes participants will develop a love for hockey through the program.
Enersource officials said when McCallion approached them with the idea they were immediately interested since the company has a long history of giving back to the community.
“We’re here to stay,” said Dan Pastoric, executive vice president and COO of Enersource. “It’s exciting to see the smiles on the faces of the kids, that’s the main thing.”
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The Mississauga Muse Oct 9, 2009 6:37 PM
OK, I NOMINATE THIS FOR FUNNIEST COMMENT IN A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FOR 2009.
"Enersource officials said when McCallion approached them with the idea they were immediately interested since the company has a long history of giving back to the community." "long history of giving back to the community" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH *SNORK* HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAAH heeee hooo snork HAHAHAHAHAHA (wipes tears from eyes) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH ROTFL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahh HAHAHAA (ouch my sides hurt!) hooooheeeeeeee HAHAHAAAHHHAAA...
Think About It Oct 9, 2009 3:47 PM
Twelve-year-old Jay Rabari loves everything Canadian but looks an awful lot like the 88 year old mayor who felt Royson James hit her in the head with her make up off?
Campaign picture # 309 since January 2009. You better complain to the photographer Jay
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