ORILLIA, ON, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - Accredited media are invited to take part in a Change of Command ceremony tomorrow (August 31, 2010) where newly appointed Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner Chris D. Lewis will receive the OPP's traditional mantle of leadership.
The new Commissioner will be joined by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Honourable David C. Onley, the Ontario Premier, The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, and the newly-appointed Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, The Honourable Jim Bradley.
In keeping with a symbolic OPP tradition, Commissioner (Retired) Julian Fantino will pass the tipstaff on to Commissioner Lewis as he assumes his role as the 13th Commissioner of one of North America's largest deployed police organizations.
Commissioner Lewis will be available for questions following the official ceremony (at approximately 4:00 p.m.)
NOTE TO MEDIA:
MEDIA MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO ARRIVE AT THE BUILDING ENTRANCE NO LATER THAN
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Denison Armoury, Department of National Defence 1 Yukon Lane,
- From HWY. 401, exit at Allen Road North
- Turn left onto Sheppard Avenue West
- Turn left onto Yukon Lane
- OPP Auxiliary members will direct media to parking and venue access
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SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information: For further information: Sgt. Pierre Chamberland, OPP Media Relations Section, Phone: (705) 329-6878, www.opp.ca