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June 13, 2012
Toronto launches War of 1812 Bicentennial program
  
The Honourable Michael Chan MPP, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will join Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City's Economic Development Committee, to recognize the many War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration events now occurring in Toronto.

A substantial donation to the Fort York Foundation’s Invigorated Campaign will also be announced, which will greatly contribute to the current revitalization of the Fort York National Historic Site.

Date: Thursday, June 14
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd.

Blake C. Goldring, Co-chair of the City's War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Steering Committee, and Andy Pringle, Chair of the Fort York Foundation’s Invigorated Campaign, will co-host these ceremonies. The ceremonies will also include remarks by a representative of the donor and by James Bartleman, Ontario's first Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor.

After the official remarks, Garry Sault, an elder of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, will perform a tribute to veterans, which will be followed by a volley of musket fire.

Throughout 2012 and 2013, more than a 100 bicentennial events will take place in Toronto. This City of Toronto commemorative program is the result of nearly 40 partnerships with first nations, community, corporate, cultural, heritage, and military organizations supported by the Governments of Canada and Ontario along with corporate and media sponsorships.

More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/1812.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



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