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Media Advisory,
Sunday, May 3, 2020, 11 a.m.,
Ontario Police Memorial Foundation’s Ceremony of Remembrance,
Five Pipers To Play Amazing Grace At The Memorial Site,
Virtual Amazing Grace Social Media Campaign

Broadcast time: 05:00
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Corporate Communications

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 21st annual Ceremony of Remembrance for Ontario police officers who have died in the line of duty will take place in a virtual show of respect and recognition.

Organizers have initiated a social media campaign that encourages supporters to play or sing Amazing Grace, while practicing social distancing, and post to their social media accounts using #HeroesInLife. For full details visit the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Blog

Media are invited to attend the Ontario Police Memorial site, on Queen's Park Crescent, on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 11 a.m., where five pipers will play Amazing Grace in memory of the 267 Ontario police officers who have died in the line of duty.

The President of the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation, Mike Adair, will be present and available to speak with the media. Also on site will be Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications Media Relations Officer, Constable Michelle Flannery. Her grandfather is Toronto Police Service Detective Michael Irwin, and she will be available to media to speak to the significance of the Ontario Police Memorial.

A livestream of the Pipers playing Amazing Grace can be watched on the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation Facebook page

Families, police officers and the community are asked not to attend the Memorial due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Everyone is invited to show their respect online.

On site contacts:
Mike Adair, Ontario Police Memorial Foundation President cell 705-715-1226
Constable Michelle Flannery cell 437-223-7915

The architectural illumination of the CN Tower will be done in blue light the evening of
Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, to honour police officers in the Province of Ontario who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Constable Scott Mills, Corporate Communications