Media advisory, Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11 a.m., Corner of Grosvenor Street/Queen's Park Crescent, Ontario Police Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:48 AM
Corporate Communications: 416-808-7100
On Sunday, May 7, 2017, the 18th annual Ceremony of Remembrance for Ontario's fallen police officers will take place.
All 264 names will be read aloud beginning at 10 a.m., by two recruits representing the latest graduating class of Ontario's finest from the Ontario Police College. Music from the Waterloo Regional Brass Band and songs from members of the Ontario Police Choruses will be performed prior to the arrival of the Procession of Honour.
Police Pipe Bands will lead officers from across Ontario, the United States of America and Europe in their march along Queen’s Park Crescent, arriving at the steps of the Legislature before 11 a.m., for the official start of the annual Ceremony of Remembrance.
Attending the Ceremony will be the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; the Honourable Dave Levac, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario; the Honourable Marie-France Lalonde, the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services of Ontario; and the families and friends of the fallen officers.
The Ontario Police Memorial Foundation (OPMF), host of the annual Memorial Service, continues with its research to fulfill its goal of ensuring that every fallen officer from Ontario will not be forgotten.
The architectural illumination of the CN Tower will be done in blue light the evening of May 6 to May 7 to honour police officers in the province of Ontario who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
The Ontario Police Memorial Foundation will be streaming live on Facebook and Twitter throughout the Ceremony.
Contact Persons: Rondi Craig, President, OPMF at 416-702-7487 or Toronto Police Service, Corporate Communications, at 416-808-7094.
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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications