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place in the event. In the second paragraph and in the "When:" section,
the time "2:30 pm" should be "3:30 pm". The location of the event and
where the media should arrive has changed to the 1st floor and not the
Music Room. The timing of when the media should arrive has changed to
3:15 pm and not 2:15 pm. Corrected copy follows:
Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor celebrates return of War of 1812
uniform and artifacts from Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley,
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, is pleased to announce that, after
almost 200 years, the uniform and sword worn by Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe,
the victor of the Battle of Queenston Heights, will return to Ontario.
As second-in-command to Sir Isaac Brock, and with Brock mortally
wounded on that fateful day of October 13, 1812, Sheaffe rallied the
troops to turn the tide and win one of the key battles of the war.
On Thursday, September 27 at 3:30 pm, the Lieutenant Governor will
preside over a repatriation ceremony of the uniform, regimental sword
and related documents which have been passed down through the Sheaffe
family for 200 years. After months of discussion with Sheaffe family
descendants in Australia, the artifacts have been turned over to the
Lieutenant Governor's Office in commemoration of the bicentennial of
the War of 1812. Following repatriation, some items will be on display
at the Niagara Historical Museum through October and then permanently
on loan to the Ontario Heritage Trust.
A controversial leader, Sheaffe also defended Fort York against the
American invasion of April 1813, dynamiting the Fort's ammunition dump,
killing the American commanding officer. While acting as Lieutenant
Governor, Sheaffe passed the first legislation in Canada providing
financial support for wounded veterans and their families, in fact, the
first support program for disabled soldiers.
Joining His Honour on this historic occasion are Dr. Thomas H.B. Symons,
Chair of the Ontario Heritage Trust, John Wright, Chair of Wounded
Warriors, Niagara historian Linda Stanley and members of the Sheaffe
family who have travelled from Australia for the bicentennial.
The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Repatriation of Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe's 1812 uniform, sword and related
artifacts, the unveiling of the Roger Hale Sheaffe portrait.
Lieutenant Governor's Suite, 1st floor, Queen's Park
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
- Attending media are asked to arrive at the 1st floor before 3:15 p.m. -
SOURCE: Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
For further information:
Office of the Lieutenant Governor 416-325-7780 www.lt.gov.on.ca