Toronto - On Thursday, September 27, 2007, at 8:30 a.m., members of the Law Enforcement community will kick off the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Run on the grounds of the Ontario Police Memorial at QueensPark in Toronto. The runners will leave the memorial, run around QueensPark, and head south on University Avenue.

This is the third year for this event. It will see peace officers run a total of 460 km over three days, as they make their way to the Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The run will coincide with the annual Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Service being held in Ottawa on Sunday, September 30, 2007.

WHAT: National Peace Officers’ Memorial Run

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Ontario Police Memorial at QueensPark, Toronto

WHO: Guest Speakers:

  • Over 100 runners from various G.T.A. police services and correctional services, including 40 members of the Peel Pacers Running Team
  • Constable Adam Minnion - Peel Regional Police (Master of Ceremonies)
  • Inspector Randy Patrick – Chair of National Peace Officer’s Memorial Run Committee
  • Honourable Monte Kwinter – Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services
  • Chief Bill Blair – Toronto Police Service
  • Staff Superintendant Roman Boychuck – Peel Regional Police Service
  • Chief Superintendent Bill Grodzinski – Highway Safety Division O.P.P.