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Fauja Singh’s 100th Birthday Celebration

10 October 2011

Punjabi Media,

Further to the earlier Press Release issued on 22Sep2011, this is a update on Fauja Singh’s program when he visits us next week. Please let your readers/listeners know that he will be coming and that they can see him at the venues identified on the latest Press Release. At the moment we do not know if he will be running in the STWM as this depends upon his health but I know everyone wants him to and some papers have already reported this. However it would be good if you can encourage our community to come out and support him at Birchmount Stadium as runners may get a chance to run alongside him.

The GGSCF has arranged a “100 Year Birthday Celebration” open to all the community to allow as many people to meet Fauja Singh as possible during his short time in Canada. Our preference is that as many people come out and support him running at both the Stadium and also at the STWM. In keeping with Fauja Singh wishes (he has always run for children’s charities) the GGSCF will be collecting funds for the “SickKids” Foundation and if we can meet the target we would like him to present the cheque at his Birthday Celebration. This will be a historic occasion as not many of us live to be 100 years old and to be running at his age, maybe something we will not see again in our lifetime.

Your support in reaching out to the community is appreciated as none of the above will happen without your support and resources. You can contact me by email or you can talk to Hardev Singh at 416-873-4507. Thank you once again.