- Sep 19, 2022
2022 Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial
The 2022 Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial is an in person event on Sunday September 25, 2022 at Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Full The Ceremony will be livestreamed on CPPOM Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. All of the links can be found at CPPOM.ca/Live.
The Service will commence Sunday at 11am sharp, will last approximately one hour and will conclude with a March Past the Headdress of our recently fallen officers.
Parade Orders, a list of weekend events, details on the Canadian Police Association Golf Tournament happening in Ottawa on Saturday September 24th, how to obtain Memorial Ribbons, weekend social information and details on a Motor Vehicle Exclusion Zone around Parliment Hill for this year’s event are all posted on the official blog of the Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial CPPOM.ca.
This year we will honour the lives of RCMP Constable Alan Poapst; RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson; Ontario Provincial Police Constable Marc Hovingh; Calgary Police Sergeant Andrew Harnett; RCMP Constable Shelby Patton; and Toronto Police Constable Jeffrey Northrup. There will also be two historical admissions in Surrey Police Constable George McDonald and RCMP Superintendent Dennis Massey.
A Next-of-Kin Welcoming Reception to host the families of fallen officers will be held Saturday evening. This will be followed by a Candlelight Vigil at the Memorial Tablets where the families can take some private time to reflect prior to Sunday’s service.
The Reading of the Names will occur at 9am, at the same time as the parade mustering will start around 9am Sunday morning at the corner of Wellington and Kent Streets in front of the Supreme Court of Canada.
The anticipated step-off will be 10:20am so please allow yourselves enough time to arrive, park and muster with your assigned column.
There will be Parade Marshalls on hand to assist with mustering and direction.
Units will form up in ranks of four (4) within their assigned column with Senior Officers and Unit Commanders positioned in front of their respective agency.
Each column will be led by a Pipe Band and will follow their assigned band onto the Front Lawn of Parliament Hill.
The traditional Minister’s Reception following the service will be a smaller invite-only event this year. Due to ongoing construction, and covid-related federal health restrictions, there is limited space to host the event. This year will be exclusive to the Next-of-Kin of those six officers (Alan, Heidi, Marc, Andrew, Shelby, Jeff) being honoured.
The Memorial Ribbon is a folded blue ribbon on black backing with the Memorial logo in the center. We encourage the wearing of the ribbon in accordance with each individual services’ policies beginning Monday September 19 through the end of day Sunday September 25, 2022.
Ribbons for the service can be acquired by visiting: MemorialRibbon.org.
The Ride to Remember will depart Ontario Police College on September 21st. The Run to Remember will begin their journey from Queen’s Park on September 22nd. Both teams will meet up at Ottawa Police Headquarters for their final leg to Parliament Hill on the 24th.
NOTE FROM CPPOM ORGANIZERS – MOTOR VEHICLE EXCLUSION ZONE
As a result of several major demonstrations earlier this year which adversely impacted the City of Ottawa and its residents, the City has implemented a Motor Vehicle Exclusion Zone for all events occurring in the area encompassed by Elgin, Bay and Laurier Streets up to Parliament Hill. This, naturally, impacts the Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Service which occurs within those boundaries. In years past we have had a contingent of motorcycles lead our parade onto Parliament Hill. Unfortunately, we are not able to continue that tradition this year. No motor vehicles can participate in the event this year. We ask that you respect the direction and wishes of the City of Ottawa. Thank you in advance.