TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - The parents of Oliver Martin, one of the two young men shot to death in an SUV in downtown Toronto, will mark the second anniversary of their son's death by linking the trust fund established in his memory with the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
The move will be formally announced at a news conference on Sunday, June 13, 2010, at L'Espresso Bar Mercurio, 321 Bloor Street West at 2 p.m.
Oliver's mother Susan Martin, his stepfather, Alan Dudeck and representatives of the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association will be on hand.
Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux of the Toronto Police Service homicide squad will be at the event to update the investigation.
"We want to remember Oliver in this meaningful way and to use his experience with dyslexia and his success in overcoming it to inspire other children and young people," said Alan Dudeck, Oliver's stepfather.
"Funds from the Oliver Martin Memorial Trust Fund will be used to raise awareness about dyslexia, provide training for teachers and assistance to families who may not otherwise be able to access services," said Liisa Freure, president of the Ontario branch of the Dyslexia Association.
Oliver Martin and his friend Dylan Ellis, both 25, were shot to death on June 13, 2008, while sitting in an SUV on Richmond Street West while returning keys to a nearby apartment where they had gathered earlier. The murders remain unsolved. A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest of the killer.
On the same day at 4:30 p.m., Oliver and Dylan's friends and family will gather at Ramsden Park (opposite the Rosedale subway station) to remember the two men and to introduce the placement of a tree and a bench that have been installed in their memory.
SOURCE ALAN DUDECK
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