Portrait of the Hon. Hilary Weston to be unveiled at Queen's Park
TORONTO, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - The Hon. James K. Bartleman will host a ceremony to unveil the official portrait of the Hon. Hilary M. Weston - Ontario's 26th Lieutenant Governor - at the Lieutenant Governor's Suite at Queen's Park on Monday 22 November at 5:00 PM.
Mrs Weston served as The Queen's representative in Ontario from 1997 to 2002, and is widely credited with bringing a more contemporary approach of the Lieutenant Governor's role. During her mandate, Mrs Weston participated in 1342 events and visited 87 communities throughout Ontario, placing special emphasis on addressing the needs of volunteers, youth and women.
"This portrait reflects the grace and dignity that Mrs Weston brought to the vice-regal role," said Mr Bartleman, "It is a welcome addition to the gallery of vice-regal portraits at Queen's Park."
Traditionally, a portrait of each Lieutenant Governor is commissioned at the end of their term. Mrs Weston selected Brenda Bury, an accomplished Toronto-based artist, to paint her portrait. During a distinguished international career, Ms Bury has painted The Queen, former prime ministers Diefenbaker and Turner, Nobel laureate John Polanyi, and many notable leaders.
NOTES TO MEDIA:
Photo identification must be presented on arrival.
Mrs Weston and the artist will be available for interviews following the
Highlights of the mandate of the Hon. Hilary Weston are available on the
Lieutenant Governor's website:
For further information: contact: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Tel. (416) 325-7781