Media Advisory - Portrait of the Honourable James K. Bartleman to be unveiled at Queen's Park on Monday

    TORONTO, June 12 /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. Mr. Bartleman served as The Queen's representative in Ontario from 2002
to 2007. During his mandate he was renown for implementing the Lieutenant
Governor's Aboriginal Literacy Program which helped establish libraries in
Ontario's 28 fly-in Aboriginal communities by collecting over 2 million books;
twinned Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal schools in Ontario and Nunavut; launched
the Lieutenant Governor's Summer Reading Camps; and created 'Club Amik', a
book club for children. Mr. Bartleman also fought the stigma of mental illness
and supported 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 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

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