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Toronto Blue Jays Celebrate Canada Day With Space Shuttle Crew

TORONTO (CNW) – The Toronto Blue Jays will celebrate Canada’s
134th birthday with the STS-100 Space Shuttle Crew.

The STS-100 Crew will be in attendance on Monday, July 2, 2001. The seven
member Crew, led by American Commander Kent Rominger, includes; Canadian
Astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield, four American Astronauts, a Russian
Cosmonaut, and an Italian Astronaut. Highlights of their space mission (April
19, 2001 to May 1, 2001) will be featured on the Jumbotron.

“We are thrilled to host the STS-100 Space Shuttle Crew with Chris
Hadfield as part of our Canada Day celebrations,” said Paul Godfrey, President
and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Also included in the festivities are: pre-game performances by the
Canadian Naval Gun Run Display Team, entertainment for the kids from the
Kidsummer Program, post-game fireworks, giveaways and much more!

The excitement begins on Sunday July 1, 2001. The first 15,000 fans,
through the gates of SkyDome, will receive a free Rogers Toronto Blue Jays
visor. Also on Sunday, kids and their parents can visit the Kidsummer booth,
located outside of Gates 5 and 6, 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Kidsummer
activities include: free photos taken with Toronto Blue Jays Mascots Ace and
Diamond, face painting, and an opportunity for kids to make Blue Jays signs
for the baseball game.

Prior to the games on Sunday July 1, 2001 and Monday July 2, 2001, the
Atlantic Division of the Canadian Naval Gun Run Display Team, will reenact the
method by which the Canadian Navy of the 1800’s transported a 900kg gun
carriage from ship to shore.

About Blue Jays

Established in 1977, the Toronto Blue Jays won their first American
League East Pennant in 1985 and repeated that success in 1989 and 1991. In
1992 and 1993 the Blue Jays made history by being the first Canadian baseball
team to win two consecutive World Series Championships. On September 1, 2000
Rogers Communications Inc. purchased 80% of the Toronto Blue Jays with
Interbrew owning the remaining 20%. The Toronto Blue Jays continue to delight
fans across Canada and the United States with their current team of heavy
hitters.

www.bluejays.com

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