TORONTO, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, along with Mr. Spencer West, Mr. David Johnson and Mr. Alex Meers will raise the Lieutenant Governor's standard that the trio recently flew at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa on Mr. West's recent "Redefine Possible" climb.
Mr. West, who lost his legs at the age of five, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro on his hands and in his wheelchair, all while raising funds for international charity and youth empowerment organization, Free The Children. Prior to departing for Africa, Mr. West, who was accompanied on the climb by his best friends, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Meers, was the guest of honour at a dinner hosted by His Honour where a standard of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario was presented to be flown after the summit was reached. The standard will be hoisted on the Lieutenant Governor's flag pole in front of the Lieutenant Governor's Suite at the Queen's Park Legislature Building.
|Who:||The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario|
|Mr. Spencer West, Ambassador, Free The Children|
|Mr. Craig Kielburger, Co-Founder, Free The Children|
|What:||Raising of Lieutenant Governor Standard flown on Mount Kilimanjaro|
|Where:||Lieutenant Governor's Suite, Northwest Lawn, Queen's Park|
|Main Legislature Building.|
|When:|| Monday July 23, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
For further information:
Ms. Ishbel Halliday
Office of the Lieutenant Governor