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June 19, 2002
Lieutenant Governor officially visits City Hall
Mayor Mel Lastman welcomed the Honourable James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant
Governor of Ontario, to the City of Toronto tonight and introduced him to
Toronto City Council. This was the Lieutenant Governor's first official visit
to the City of Toronto since his appointment.

Immediately following, The Lieutenant Governor and Mayor proceeded to the City
Hall rotunda to attend the opening of Neekawnisidok, an Aboriginal fine art
show held to celebrate the upcoming National Aboriginal Day on Friday, June 21.

"It was a pleasure to officially welcome the Lieutenant Governor Bartleman to
Toronto City Hall," said Mayor Lastman, "and by celebrating National Aboriginal
Day, we were able to share an aspect of Toronto's cultural diversity with him."

Neekawnisidok, translates from Ojibwe to mean "all my relations in
celebration." As part of the opening celebration, traditional aboriginal
drummers and dancers marked the occasion with performances.

National Aboriginal Day will take place on Friday, June 21, starting with a
flag-raising ceremony at Toronto City Hall at 5:30 a.m. For more information
about National Aboriginal Day festivities, including Neekawnisidok, call Mae
Maracle at 416-392-5583.

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