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September 5, 2002
Media Advisory: September 11 remembered one year later
  
The public is invited to join the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario as
they remember the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks one year later,
starting at 9:30 a.m. at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall.

Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman, Premier Ernie Eves, Mayor Mel Lastman,
Toronto's Chief Administrative Officer Shirley Hoy and United States Consul
General at Toronto Antoinette Marwitz will be joined by Toronto Police Chief
Julian Fantino, Fire Chief Al Speed, EMS General Manager Ron Kelusky, Ontario
Fire Marshal Bernard Moyle and OPP Deputy Commissioner Vaughn Collins.

Colour Parties and Honour Guards representing emergency services in Toronto and
Ontario will escort the platform party to the main stage starting at 9:45 a.m.

Media Positions/Feeds
There are two media positions available on Nathan Phillips Square. Audio pool
feeds are available at both positions. Individual outlets can set-up in either
or both locations, but will not be permitted to move once the commemoration has
begun. Television trucks requiring full view of the CN Tower can park at the
west entrance of the Square.

A video feed (program mix) is available through the Bell T.O.C.

Position A
Facing the main stage. Line of sight to speakers, St. Michael's Boys Choir and
the release of the doves of peace.

Position B
In the Peace Garden as dignitaries each lay a single rose in remembrance of the
victims of September 11. Line of sight to the Mass Pipe Band.

There will be a media availability following the service at approximately 11
a.m.

September 11 program - Nathan Phillips Square

Detailed program
(subject to change)

Toronto Police, Fire, EMS, TTC and OPP, including the Honour Guard, march in
and take their position in front of the stage at 9:25 a.m.

The names of the Canadians who died in the terrorists attacks on September 11
scroll

Remarks by Mayor Mel Lastman

Playing of Last Post

Moment of Silence to commemorate the first tower of the World Trade Center
falling at 10:05 a.m.

Amazing Grace performed by a Mass Pipe Band

Playing of Reveille

Remarks by the Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman, Premier Ernie Eves and
United States Consul General at Toronto Antoinette Marwitz

Moment of Silence to commemorate the second tower of the World Trade Center
falling at 10:29 a.m.

St. Michael's Boys Choir will sing 'A Gaelic Blessing'

Rev. Walter Kelly, Chaplin with Toronto Police Service speaks

Laying of the roses in the Peace Garden

'Star Spangled Banner' sung by the St. Michael's Boys Choir

'O Canada' sung by the St. Michael's Boys Choir

Release of 100 doves of peace

March out of the flag bearers, escorts and all honour guard

Commemoration complete


Media Contact
Brad Ross,
City of Toronto Media Relations
416-392-8937

 

 

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