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Ontario SPCA’s Friends for Life Walk-a-thon is coming to Toronto


Toronto, ON, April 12, 2012 – Ontario SPCA is launching its first annual Toronto Friends for Life Walk-a-thon on Saturday May 26th at Coronation Park. It is not just any walk in the park - it’s a fun filled day for everyone, including your four legged friends! Ontario SPCA hopes to make it Toronto’s largest walk for animals and provide a voice for thousands of animals suffering from, neglect, abuse, and abandonment.


Register today at You may walk, run or inline skate! Following the walk, there will be a BBQ lunch, face painting for the kids, contests, music and entertainment.


The Toronto Friends for Life Walk-a-thon is presented by IAMS.


Event Details


When: Saturday May 26th, 2012
Registration: 9:00 – 9:45 AM
Warm-up: 9:45 AM by Shawna and Magnus of On The Move
Kick-off and Inaugural Ribbon Cutting: 10:15 AM
Post Walk BBQ and Entertainment: 11:15 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Coronation Park Lake Shore Blvd. W & Strachan Ave., Toronto
Click here for map


Registration: Register online at as an individual or join a group.


Photo Opportunity: Ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:15 AM
Participants include:
• Tanya Kim, etalk Anchor and Honorary Chair for the Toronto Friends for Life Walk-a-thon,
and her Mastiff Miss Louise
• Dave Salmoni, host and producer of a number of Animal Planet and Discovery Channel programs
• Marc Ralsky, Director Community and Donor Development ,Ontario SPCA
• General, Event Spokes-animal
• Great Dane Jake and Yorkshire Terrier Minnie Mouse


Details: Coronation Park is located near the CNE grounds and very easily accessible by car. Pay parking is available along the side of the driveway that goes through Coronation Park. All dogs must be on leash at all times. Please remember to clean up after your dog.


About Ontario SPCA:
Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities, Ontario SPCA relies on donations to fund animal protection, care and rehabilitation; veterinary services; community outreach; advocacy; and humane education.


Ontario SPCA is mandated under the Ontario SPCA Act to enforce animal welfare legislation and the Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.


Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.


For more information please contact:
Alison Cross,, 905-853-2108
Genevive Savundranayagam,, 647-986-4363