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2019 Ontario Police Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance

All are welcome to attend the twentieth annual Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Ceremony of Remembrance Sunday May 5, 2019 11am Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

On Sunday May 5th 2019, at 11am the 20th annual Ceremony of Remembrance for Ontario’s fallen police officers will occur in downtown Toronto in the area of Queen’s Park Circle.

All 266 names will be read aloud beginning at 10am, 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 11am for the official start of the annual Ceremony of Remembrance.

Attending the Ceremony will be families and friends of the fallen officers, police officers, dignitaries and the public.

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 4th 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 throughout the Ceremony on Facebook Live and Youtube Live. Links to watch will be posted on this blog at this link CeremonyOfRemembrance.ca/Live

Official Facebook event can be accessed here Facebook.com/HeroesInLife

Contact Persons:
Mike Adair, Ontario Police Memorial Foundation President 705-715-1226
Organizer Tanis Hurst 647-668-7528
Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications 647-449-2801

Fact Sheet – Ontario Police Memorial

 The Memorial is located in a small park adjacent to the Ontario Legislature, at the
corner of Grosvenor Street and Queen’s Park Crescent.

 The Memorial was built from a grant provided by the Ontario Government. Official
dedication Service May 7th, 2000.

 The Memorial consists of two bronze statues, (approximate 2.5 m), depicting a male
officer in duty dress circa 1950-1990 and a female officer in modern duty dress. The
statues are mounted atop a large granite pedestal base (weighing 30,000 lbs). At the
feet of the statues are eight (8) cascading granite walls. The four – (4) walls on either
side of the main pedestal form a horseshoe shape. The names of all known fallen
officers are inscribed on these walls, the “Wall of Honour”.

 Toronto based artist; Mr. Siggy Puchta is the sculptor of the bronze statues. He has
many awards and accomplishments (1986 he designed the trophy depicting the Calgary
Saddledome for the Calgary Cup Games (pre-Olympic games). In 1991, he was
commissioned to create seven large Canada Geese for the Blue Water Bridge Authority
in Sarnia, Ontario. In 1994, he designed the Marilyn Bell award sculpture).

 The criteria to add a police officer’s name on the “Wall of Honour”:

i. The deceased member must have been a sworn member of a police service.
ii. The Death must have occurred as a result of a traumatic event influenced by an
external agent.
iii. The deceased member must have been on duty at the time of death, or if off
duty, acting in the capacity of a police officer, or the circumstances leading to
the death must have been brought about because of the deceased’s official
status.
iv. The deceased must have acted in good faith in doing everything that could
reasonably have been expected.
v. Notwithstanding all of the above, the Committee may consider any set of
circumstances which lead to a death of a member of a police service.

 266 Officers from Ontario Police Services are named on the Wall of Honour.

 68 Ontario Police Services are named on the Wall of Honour.

 The Ontario Provincial Police have 87 officers named on the Wall of Honour.

 The Toronto Police have 41 officers named on the Wall of Honour.

 

Media Advisory: #HeroesInLife Ontario Police Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance May 4, 2014 11am Queen’s Park Cr E at Grosvenor St, Toronto Canada

15th Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Ceremony of Remembrance is Sunday May 4, 2014 11am at Grosvenor St & Queen’s Park Circle, Toronto, Ontario Canada, the site of the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Memorial Wall

 

ONTARIO POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION CEREMONY OF REMEMBRANCE

For Toronto public transit & traffic updates for Sunday May 4, 2014 follow the Toronto Police Service Duty Desk SMEM Toronto Official twitter List as well as the Toronto Police Duty Desk Toronto Media Twitter List

Click here to watch on Youtube Live or anytime later

Media advisory,
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 11 a.m.,
Corner of Grosvenor Street/Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Broadcast time: 16:00
Friday, May 2, 2014
Toronto Police Corporate Communications
416-808-7100On Sunday, May 4, 2014, the 15th annual Ceremony of Remembrance for Ontario’s fallen police officers will take place.Beginning at 10 a.m., all 254 names will be read aloud by two officers representing the latest graduating class 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 and the United States in their march around Queen’s Park, arriving at the Memorial shortly before 11 a.m., for the official start of the Ceremony of Remembrance.

Attending the Ceremony will be the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services; and the families of the fallen officers.

One name will be added this year to the Wall of Honour:

Toronto Police Service Constable John Zivcic – 2013 . Read Toronto Police Website story titled “John Was A Guy With A Big Heart”

Constable John Zivcic, while responding to a call for a possible impaired driver, was involved in a motor vehicle collision. Constable Zivcic died two days later from his injuries. His organs were donated to help those in need.

The Ontario Police Memorial Foundation (OPMF), host of the annual Memorial Service, continues with its research and 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 on the night of May 3, to honour police officers in the province of Ontario who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The Ontario Police Memorial reading of the names, ceremony and March Past will be live-streamed by a community and police team on YouTube. All the links will be posted on the official Ontario Police Memorial Foundation blog.

Please engage and share our Celebration of Remembrance with the official social media

platforms of the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation.

Official Hash Tags: #HeroesInLife (English) #HerosEnVie (French)

TWITTER: @HeroesInLife 

FACEBOOK: Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Official Facebook 

YOUTUBE: Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Official Youtube 

INSTAGRAM: @HeroesInLife 

Procession of Honour route:

At 10:15 a.m., the Procession of Honour will start along the following route:

– Formation: Queen’s Park Crescent, all lanes

– Southbound Queen’s Park Crescent West, southbound lanes

– Northbound Queen’s Park Crescent East, northbound lanes

– Dispersal Queen’s Park Crescent, northbound lanes

Road closures:

– Associated route – Traffic Control 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

– Hoskin Avenue, from St. George Street to Queen’s Park Crescent

– Queen’s Park Circle, from Bloor Street West to College Street

– Wellesley Street West, from Queen’s Park Crescent West to Bay Street

Constable Victor Kwong, Toronto Police Corporate Communications

 — at Queen’s Park Circle.

 

Watch the 2014 Ontario Police Memorial Foundation on Youtube Live or anytime later. Click on CeremonyOfRemembrance.com “Watch Youtube Live”

 

Thanks to Rogers Television who will provide a coverage of the 2014 Ontario Police Memorial Foundation that can be watch in areas serviced by Rogers Cable. For broadcast locations and schedule to watch click here. Special thank you to Rogers for making DVD’s for the families of fallen officers of this important event.