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Public Urged to Show Support, Make Donation to Tugboat Effort

(Friday, August 2/2002)-- Halifax Regional firefighters are volunteering their time this weekend to help gather support for the campaign to keep Theodore Too in Halifax.

Mayor Peter Kelly said today that the volunteers will be on hand at Sackville Landing, where the popular tugboat replica is tied up for Natal Day celebrations, to accept donations from the public and to urge visitors to sign two huge banners in support of the effort. Tax receipts will be available for those wishing to make a donation and the banners will be used in future events to encourage additional support for the campaign.

Mayor Kelly, Councillors Len Goucher, Gary Hines and Dawn Sloane, representatives of the Waterfront Development Corporation, and several private citizens are working to submit a bid for Theodore Too and its related intellectual property. Receivers for the bankrupt Cochran Entertainment, which developed the popular children's series "Theodore Tugboat" and owned the tugboat replica, are disposing of the assets of the company.

The wooden tug will leave Sackville Landing on Monday, at 2 p.m., under escort from HRM's fire boat and return to the receiver's dock.

Mayor Kelly urges members of the public to turn out over the weekend, and to attend the send-off on Monday, as a show of support to keep Theodore Too in Halifax.

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Mayor Peter Kelly
(902) 490-4010

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