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June 2, 2005
Ontario Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial dedication
Fire fighters and their families from across Ontario will converge on Queen's
Park to honour the unveiling and dedication of a Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial.

Date: Sunday, June 5
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Queen’s Park Circle northeast of College Street

The memorial commemorates 344 fallen fire fighters that have sacrificed their
lives while protecting lives, property and the environment throughout Ontario.

Dignitaries attending the dedication of this impressive monument include Lt.
Governor James Bartleman, Premier Dalton McGuinty, the Honourable Monte
Kwinter, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and Julian
Fantino, Commissioner of Emergency Management for the Province of Ontario.

"This has been almost five years in the making and I am sincerely honoured be
part of this history," said Fred LeBlanc, President of the Ontario Professional
Fire Fighters Association.

Media are encouraged to mention this memorial dedication before Sunday to help
notify fire fighters and their families throughout Ontario.

For photos and more information, visit: www.toront

Media contacts:

Brian George
Executive Vice President

Acting District Chief Mike Strapko
Toronto Fire Services
416-807-7140 (cell)
416-334-5223 (pager)



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