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Councillor Participating in Two Major Charity Events

(Thursday, June 2/2005)-- Councillor Dawn Sloane will be representing Halifax Regional Council at two major charitable fund-raising events tomorrow.

The first is the finale of the “Nova Scotian in Motion Wheelchair Marathon.” Track and field participant Anthony Purcell is attempting to cross Nova Scotia to gain support for the involvement of persons with disabilities in leisure and sport activities, and to encourage greater participation.

The journey is from North Sydney to Yarmouth and he has been stopping at a number of schools along the way and meeting with individuals.

Anthony is concluding the marathon tomorrow at Parade Square at 12 noon. He will be wheeling across the Macdonald Bridge at 11:30 and arrive at Parade Square shortly before noon.

Sponsors, community supporters, representatives from the Disabled Persons Commission, Canadian Paraplegic Association, the Abilities Foundation, family and friends will be in attendance to welcome Anthony home and celebrate the success of the tour. There will be a fundraising BBQ outside with refreshments that will take place from 12-2 at Parade Square.

Following that, Councillor Sloane and Anthony will be rappeling down the high-rise building at 1801 Hollis Street, in Halifax, at 1:45 p.m., as part of the “Drop Zone” event for the Abilities Foundation.


Councillor Dawn Sloane
(902) 488-4812




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