02/25/1999 AT 12:00 AM EST
Dan Aykroyd and his father Peter have launched the "Our Millennium" project in Toronto. The purpose is to encourage Canadians to give millennium gifts to their communities. "I think you have to look in your community where there's a need for something," said Dan Aykroyd, an Ontario native and a star of such films as "Ghostbusters" and "The Blues Brothers." The Aykroyd family made the first donation with the gift of a Braille keyboard to a Toronto-area office of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Associated Press reports.