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Race Against Racism

19 June 2010
rar1 June 19, 2010, Peel Regional Police held the 10th annual Race Against Racism at Mississauga Valley Community Centre Park. More participants took part than last year from all the different ethnic cultural communities that make up Peel Region. The 5km run/walk was enjoyed by everyone from professional runners to ordinary citizens who jogged/walked the route in support of this cause. Mayor Hazel McCallion started the race and was joined by theDeputy Police Chief. Both explained the need to fight racism and the Mayor congratulated the Police on having so many Police Officers that represent the multicultural makeup of the community. Over 700 Police Officers in Peel Region speak another language other than English. After the race everyone enjoyed food/drinks and entertainment/music by local community groups. The Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation has been taking part in this event for five years and many of the participants this year also took part in the Children’s Run Across Canada last year.
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