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Hemophilia Ontario - Commemoration 2009


2009 Commemorative ceremonies in Ontario
A number of events were held in Ontario, including:


South Western Ontario Region (SWOR): October 27, 2009

A tree was planted on the grounds of the University of Western Ontario and a ceremony was held. Thank you to Marion, Jeff and Maureen who shared their poignant stories and Councilor Paul Hubert for speaking on behalf of the City of London. Thank you to the friends and families who attended, honouring their loved ones. And a special thank you to the University of Western Ontario for allowing us the opportunity to share their grounds for the planting of our first tree.


North Western Ontario Region (NWOR): October 27, 2009

A tree was planted in a provincial park.




North Eastern Ontario Region (NEOR): October 27, 2009

Proclamation by the municipality of Sudbury.




Toronto and Central Ontario Region (TCOR): October 27, 2009

An existing tree in Kawartha Park,which is already dedicated to AIDS as a memorial, was given to TCOR.A plaque will be placed on World Hemophilia Day, April 17, 2010.


Ottawa and Eastern Ontario Region (OEOR): October 27, 2009

Proclamation by the City of Kingston.



Central West Ontario Region (CWOR) – October 27, 2009

A beautiful Sugar Maple Tree was planted at The Niagara Lions Club Community Park in Niagara Falls to commemorate those who suffered from the tainted blood tragedy. The tree was planted along the memorial walkway in the park. We encourage those who live in the area to visit.