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Sunday, May 4, 2014, 11 a.m.,
Corner of Grosvenor Street/Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Friday, May 2, 2014
Toronto Police Corporate Communications
On 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.
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
- 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
— at Queen’s Park Circle.
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.