TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley will host a
ceremony to unveil the official portrait of the Honourable James K. Bartleman
- Ontario's 27th Lieutenant Governor - at Queen's Park at 3:00 pm on Monday 15
June. The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario will also participate
in the unveiling. Mr. Bartleman served as The Queen's representative in
Ontario from 2002 to 2007. During his mandate he was renown for implementing
the four-part Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Literacy Program which helped
establish libraries in Ontario's 28 fly-in Aboriginal communities by
collecting over 2 million books; twinning Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal
schools in Ontario and Nunavut; launching the Lieutenant Governor's Summer
Reading Camps; and creating 'Club Amick', a book club for children. Mr.
Bartleman is also well known for his work in fighting the stigma of mental
illness and supporting anti-racism initiatives.
Traditionally, a portrait of each Lieutenant Governor is commissioned at
the end of their term. Mr. Bartleman's portrait was painted by the
distinguished Ontario portraitist, Mr. Cyril Leeper.
WHO The Honourable David C. Onley, The Honourable Dalton McGuinty &
the Honourable James K. Bartleman
WHAT Unveiling of the official portrait of the Honourable
James K. Bartleman
WHERE Lieutenant Governor's Suite at Queen's Park (main floor)
WHEN Monday 15 June at 3:00 pm
NOTES TO MEDIA:
Mr. Bartleman and artist Cyril Leeper will be available
for interviews following the ceremony.
For further information:
For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant
Governor, Tel. (416) 325-7781